Posts Tagged ‘Illegal immigration’

Here’s why mass deportation isn’t a financially viable option

March 11, 2015 1 comment

Here’s why mass deportation isn’t a financially viable option

Washington Examiner ^ | 03/11/2015 | Jason Russell

Posted on 3/11/2015, 10:11:33 AM by SeekAndFind

A new study by the American Action Forum estimates that deporting every illegal immigrant, and keeping new ones from entering the country would take 20 years and cost taxpayers between $420 billion and $619 billion total. Averaging those lower and upper estimates, deporting every illegal immigrant and enforcing current immigration laws would cost about $26 billion annually.

For comparison, the Department of State had a budget of $27 billion in 2014. NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency and welfare for needy families (TANF) all receive less than $20 billion in the federal budget. Food stamps cost almost three times more than what complete deportation and enforcement would cost, while the Department of Veterans Affairs budget is almost six times higher.

Still, the annual cost of complete deportation and enforcement would pale in comparison to the cost of entitlements, making it less than one percent of federal spending — $851 billion was spent on Social Security in 2014, with Medicare receiving $512 billion.

The $200 billion difference in taxpayer cost estimates depends on how the government apprehends illegal immigrants. The cost of apprehension ranges from $104 billion to $304 billion. Regardless, the $316 billion cost of enforcement outweighs the cost of deportation. In addition to apprehension, the total cost of deportation is boosted by detention, legal processing and transportation.

In addition to the government cost, there are economic costs to consider as well. These costs are not reflected in the aforementioned costs to taxpayers, but are large enough to be worthy of concern.

Complete deportation and enforcement would cost the economy more than $1.5 trillion over 20 years, with 11 million fewer people in the labor force. Those are percent cuts of 5.7 and 6.4 percent, respectively.

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Obama Amnesty Plan: Legalize Foreigners, “Take Over the Host,” Push “Citizens into the Shadows”

March 5, 2015 1 comment

Obama Amnesty Plan: Legalize Foreigners, “Take Over the Host,” Push “Citizens into the Shadows”

Canada Free Press ^ | 03/05/15 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 3/5/2015, 11:58:29 AM by Sean_Anthony

Defy and Nullify: The alternative is to walk legally and quietly into that good night, going out not with a bang but a whimper, muttering something about 2016, the Supreme Court and pixie dust

It was supposed to be a phone call for Obama administration ears only. But hear it the radio host did, she says. And what she heard should make your blood run cold—and perhaps your rage hot. Obama’s amnesty plan is to use illegal aliens as “seedlings,” said the federal officials. They will “navigate, not assimilate,” as they “take over the host,” create a “country within a country” and start “pushing the citizens into the shadows.”

Welcome to the “fundamental transformation” of America.

The above was alleged by WCBM radio co-host Sue Payne in an interview with talk giant Mark Levin last Thursday. Payne says that while at an immigration rally, she became privy to three conference calls in which 16 Obama administration officials—including Cecilia Munoz, director of Obama’s White House Domestic Policy Council—discussed plans for what could only be called the final destruction of traditional America and the cementing of leftist hegemony. Munoz, by the way, is perfectly suited to this task; she was once a senior vice president for the anti-American Hispanic lobbying organization the National Council of La Raza.

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