A new study released Thursday shows illegal immigrants in Arizona and elsewhere in the U.S. are toiling at the bottom rungs of the economic ladder.
The report by the Center for Immigration Studies found:
73 percent of Arizona's illegal immigrants and their U.S.-born children are living in poverty or near poverty.
The average household income for illegal immigrants in Arizona is $34,800, compared with $68,800 for citizens.
69 percent of illegal immigrants in Arizona do not have health insurance.
32 percent of Arizona households headed by illegal immigrants receive some kind of government welfare assistance (usually aid for dependent children born in the U.S.).
Most illegal immigrants near or below poverty line, study shows - The Business Journal of Phoenix: