Table: The Two Faces of Immigration
ILLEGALS CAN BE A SOCIAL BURDEN...
More demand for English-language instruction. Overcrowding in melting-pot cities.
Greater need for emergency-room care. Less likely to have health insurance and preventive care.
Higher local spending for traditional welfare.
...BUT THEY CONTRIBUTE AS WELL
Larger supply of labor. Additional small-business formation. More and younger workers paying into Social Security.