State officials have said that about $15 million in prison expenses and more than $2 million in social services spent in 2005 can be directly linked to illegal immigrants. Other items, like emergency medical bills and costs to public schools, aren't broken down by nationality.
That's the last paragraph from a news article on the Saxton/Kulongoski campaigns. Note the word "directly" in there. I wonder what the "indirect" cost in those two categories is?
Think of the imported drugs and resulting crime. Think of the illegal alien parents who use their newborn kids and cover to get social services. And then remember that the $17 million in direct costs only covers two very specific categories.
Can't imagine why this ad would be effective...