Argument: Illegal immigration is a huge problem in many states
"Economic costs of legal and illegal immigration." Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform: "Illegal aliens have cost billions of taxpayer-funded dollars for medical services. Dozens of hospitals in Texas, New Mexico Arizona, and California, have been forced to close or face bankruptcy because of federally-mandated programs requiring free emergency room services to illegal aliens. Taxpayers pay half-a-billion dollars per year incarcerating illegal alien criminals."