Consider an open border with Mexico
In addition, as the Mexican consul general in Oregon properly pointed out, if some Mexican citizens add to the cost of the Pendleton jail, other Mexican citizens also add to the revenue of the government there by working in the economy, earning and spending money and paying taxes. So as far as the county and the state are concerned, the money angle is probably a wash.
By "it's probably a wash" he means "I have done no research on this issue whatsoever and I can't cite a single piece of evidence to back up my absurd claim."
Actual studies backed up by facts on "the money angle"
Illegal Immigration and the Federal Budget
Immigration Impact - Oregon
Notice how silly things like "footnotes" and actual "data" are used to prove a point rather than just silly claims of things being "a wash."
I can respect a well written opinion piece in opposition to my views but this one is just stupid. The author's name isn't listed but clearly he or she is not fit to use pen to write with as it is a sharp object and he/she could probably hurt himself/herself with it.
Send a letter to the editor about this