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Illegal immigrants are a mixed bag for the economy, experts say
The Press-Enterprise

Supporters of liberalized immigration laws portray illegal immigration as an economic boon. Those in favor of stricter immigration laws view it as a fiscal disaster.

In reality, illegal immigration is a mixed bag for U.S. workers and government budgets.

Most economists believe illegal immigration is a net benefit for the economy, but many believe it is not, said Todd Sorensen, an economist at UC Riverside.

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