Arizona Schools Are Bearing the Cost of Biden's Border Crisis

Arizona Schools Are Bearing the Cost of Biden’s Border Crisis


Under the Biden administration, communities across the United States have been forced to bear the burden of unchecked illegal immigration. Perhaps nowhere is the weight of that burden heavier than in Arizona, especially Arizona’s schools.

Though often overlooked, education is one of the industries most affected by illegal immigration. In the fiscal year of 2023 alone, Customs and Border Protection’s Tucson Field Office, Tucson Sector, and Yuma Sector encountered more than 577,379 people entering Arizona illegally.

As revealed by research recently conducted by The Heritage Foundation, if even a small portion of these people enroll in school this fall, it could cost the state’s public K-12 schools millions.

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The math is simple. Arizona spends $11,625 per pupil each school year, and we already know that

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