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Monday, July 10, 2006

$206-$230 Billion is the Estimate on Total Deportation Costs.

Ever wonder what it would cost to actually deport the 10+ Million undocumented immigrants currently in this nation? 

The Center for American Progress has come up with an estimate.  The estimate is here:

Using publicly available data, we estimate the costs of a mass deportation effort to be at least $206 billion over five years ($41.2 billion annually), and could be as high as $230 billion or more. Spending $41.2 billion annually would exceed the entire budget of the Department of Homeland Security for FY 2006 ($34.2 billion) and more than double the annual cost of military operations in Afghanistan ($16.8 billion).

Reason magazined pody on this has some interesting comments, such as this one:

From: Creech,

Wow, $17,000 each! So it's $1000 for a plane ticket and the rest for cops, lawyers, judges, prisons and the like?

I especially like the graphic provided by The Onion  illustrating ways Pres. Bush could combat illegal immigration.



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