The tax-free Mexican underground economy in Los Angeles County (think construction jobs, etc.) is estimated to be in excess of $2 BILLION per year.
The State of California puts out nearly $30 BILLION in social services to illegals. They also get most of the jobs and are the cause of most of the crimes!
The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer
During the past ten years 84 California hospitals have declared bankruptcy and closed their Emergency Rooms forever. Financially crippled by legislative and judicial mandates to treat illegal aliens have bankrupted hospitals! In 2010, in Los Angeles County alone, over 2 million illegal aliens recorded visits to county emergency rooms for both routine and emergency care. Per official figures, the cost is $1,000 dollars for every taxpayer in Los Angeles County.
“Illegal immigration is another matter entirely. With the state budget in tatters, millions of residents out of work and a state prison system strained by massive overcrowding, California simply cannot continue to ignore the strain that illegal immigration puts on our budget and economy. Illegal aliens cost taxpayers in our state billions of dollars each year. As economist Philip J. Romero concluded in a 2007 study, "illegal immigrants impose a 'tax' on legal California residents in the tens of billions of dollars."
Low-Income Workers Fleeing California