WLBT – Does illegal immigration drain the state’s budget?

It was the nation’s largest single site raid on undocumented workers.

And when nearly 600 workers were rounded up at Howard Industries in Laurel, it was clear that illegal immigration is no longer just an issue for border states.

“Really, we’re people looking for opportunity,” said Roberto, an unauthorized immigrant who works at a Jackson construction site.

But others say, unauthorized workers are a drain on the state’s budget.