Rep. Weber Questions DHS Spending on Migrants

Over three budget years, the Illinois taxpayer cost of providing services to undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers is currently estimated to be $2.84 billion, which doesn’t even include education costs or other various state and local services.

During a hearing of the Illinois House’s Appropriations-Health & Human Services Committee, Rep. Tom Weber asked questions of the Illinois Department of Human Services top staff, which is responsible for much of the spending on migrant services, about their spending on migrant services.