A new report puts a price tag on how much illegal immigrants cost Tennessee taxpayers.
It is close to $300 million every year, according to the study conducted the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a nonprofit research group.
It contradicts a report by the state comptroller's office released in August that indicated undocumented immigrants boosted the economy and did not take jobs from any Tennessee workers.
Jack Martin's team of researchers at FAIR investigated the cost of illegal immigration in Tennessee.
"The largest category of expenses to the taxpayers is for the education of the children of illegal immigrants," Martin said.