Guy W. Farmer
For the Nevada Appeal

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April 22, 2011
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Guy W. Farmer: The high cost of illegal immigration

During a recent family visit to Seattle, I came across some startling statistics about the high cost of illegal immigration. According to the Seattle Times, the state of Washington will spend more than $300 million on illegal immigrants over the next two years as the state is attempting to close a $5 billion budget deficit. Does any of this sound familiar?

Although Washington state has a much higher population, the Pew Hispanic Center estimates that Nevada is home to almost as many illegal immigrants - approximately 200,000 for Washington compared to our 180,000. So the costs are probably comparable when …

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