August 14, 2007

Cost Calculations

Arkansas legislators have followed the lead of their Nevada colleagues and tallied the costs of educating illegal immigrants. By their calculations the cost runs to $154 million per year in the Razorback state. With the national debate over immigration having reached a boil some time ago, it’s a wonder that this issue hasn’t arisen sooner. Don’t be surprised if a court challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Plyler v. Doe decision isn’t soon in the offing (remember you heard it here first). Would the Roberts Court overturn the 5-4 ruling in which Burger, White, Rehnquist, and O’Connor dissented? Possibly to likely, I would say.