Deportation Will Save U.S. Taxpayers BILLIONS of Dollars

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of David Harris Jr.

It’s been no secret that the illegals living in the country today are extremely expensive to support. For the illegals, all they have to do is show up and the freebies start to flow as soon as others who have already been down the path show them which form to submit and which boxes to tick on the applications. And for the legal citizen, all they get to do is open the wallet and start passing the buck(s). BIG bucks.

Breitbart News put some numbers on the issue in the following report:

Deporting the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living across the United States saves American taxpayers hundreds of billions in public costs, analysis finds.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expected to conduct a mass deportation effort next week, where at least 2,000 illegal aliens who have final orders for removal will be arrested, detained, and deported from the U.S.

American taxpayers stand ready to benefit significantly from the deportation of thousands of illegal aliens, all of whom have been ordered deported and have refused to leave.

The latest analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research Steven Camarotta compared and contrasted the cost to American taxpayers of millions of illegal aliens living in the U.S. over a lifetime and the cost of deportation.

Based on research from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the cost of illegal aliens to American taxpayers over a lifetime is about $746.3 billion. Compare this to the cost of a single deportation, which is about $10,854 per illegal alien based on Fiscal Year 2016 totals.

Overall, deporting every illegal alien in the country would amount to a cost savings of about $622 billion over the course of a lifetime. This indicates that deporting illegal aliens is six times less costly than what it costs American taxpayers to currently subsidize the millions of illegal aliens living in the U.S.

“There’s a high cost of cheap labor,” Camarotta told Breitbart News.

Last year, President Trump’s administration deported more than 256,000 illegal aliens from the U.S. Assuming that the cost of deportations has been largely unchanged since the Obama administration, this would mean that last year’s deportations, alone, cost about $2.8 billion.

Compared to the annual $116 billion that the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates illegal immigration costs taxpayers, deportations conducted last year were more than 40 times less costly.

I can’t begin to remember how many times I’ve said that I believe there is an even cheaper way that would actually energize massive self-deportation. My recommendation would be to CUT OFF the subsidies, free housing, free medical care and whatever else they may be receiving for no other reason than just being here.

I believe that if we shut off the supply, the incentive to come here or stay here illegally would drop to zero, and they would leave faster than rats leaving a sinking ship! They figured out how to get here and raised enough money to get here, they’ll figure out a way to get out.

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