Argument: Poor illegal aliens unlikely to be healthy (costly)
- Debate: DREAM Act - pro argument.
Kavitha Rajagopalan."OPINION: Dream Act makes sense for immigrants and U.S. economy." News Day. November 18th, 2010: "Higher paid, skilled workers live longer, healthier lives and participate more actively in the economy. Unauthorized immigrants are not only more likely to work lower-skilled, low-wage jobs, they are also likely to spend a disproportionate amount of their income on legal or health care costs. One-third of all children of unauthorized immigrant parents - even those children who are citizens - live in poverty and at risk of hunger."