azcentral.com blogs - E.J. Montini's Columns & Blog - EJMontini - How jailed illegal immigrants earn Arizona millions.
The Maricopa County Association of Governments estimates that each person counted in Arizona is worth roughly $1,500 a year in federal funding. So those 1,500 jail inmates could bring in $2.25 million. Add in millions more from the detention centers and you get the idea.
Then again, if we REALLY don’t want illegal immigrants around should Arizona refuse to count them? After all, isn’t counting them tacitly acknowledging their presence?