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What Deportation Costs the American Taxpayer

Fast facts The people Undocumented immigrants in the United States, according to the latest estimates by DHS What the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants 10.8 million would cost the American taxpayer The price tag 8.64 million 2.16 million $85 billion Number subject to forcible deportation Estimated number of undocumented immigrants that would leave the United States before any contact Cost of continuing with authorities enforcement over a five-year period. The cost of deportation U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement budgets increased by 80 percent to $17.1 billion in fiscal year 2010 from $9.5 billion in FY 2005, yet the net increase in undocu- mented immigrants increased by 300,000 to 10.8 million.? The numbers $285 billion $158 billion Apprehension cost Total cost to deport the undocumented with the cost per apprehension in FY 2008 of $18,310. immigrant popula- tion and continue $29 billion Detention cost border interdiction $200 billion and interior enforce- ment efforts over a with the cost to detain one person for an average of 30 days in detention of $3,355. five-year period (in 2008 dollars).' Most of the detention space for those arrested and awaiting deportation is leased from local governments, but construction costs to meet new demand would be about $34 billion because a deportation strategy would more than double the number of people in American jails. Total cost to find and arrest, detain, legally process, and transport the undocumented population over a five-year period. A $7 billion Legal processing cost with the cost per one proceeding of $817. A $6 billion Transportation cost for 6.22 million people, with the cost per person of $1,000. (In FY 2008, about 28 percent of deportations were through voluntary departure orders that did not require government transportation. The same percentage drop was applied to 8.64 million undocumented immigrants who would be apprehended, reaching a total transportation number of 6.22 million people.) What this means Total cost over five years: $285 billion, would mean new taxes of $922 for every man, woman, and child in our country. Total cost of deportation campaign: $200 billion, with the cost per deportation of $23,148 for each person to be apprehended, detained, legally processed, and transported out of the country. $5,100 fewer dollars for the education of every public and private school student from prekindergarten to the 12th grade.

What Deportation Costs the American Taxpayer

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Fast Facts: What the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants would cost the American taxpayer.


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