Homeland Security: It's Cheaper to Round Up & Deport Illegals Than to Allow Them to Stay

This week we were told that veterans could not enter open air memorials that have already been bought and paid for by the American taxpayer during a government shutdown. At the same time, illegal aliens and supporters of amnesty were allowed to gather on the same National Mall to demand amnesty for those whose first step into this country was a violation of the law. This comes as a result of the supposed push for "immigration reform" (loosely translated, amnesty for illegals). homeland_securityWe have been told that we cannot afford deporting illegals and that our economy is dependent upon them, even though we have massive unemployment. I want to remind you about the Department of Homeland Security's claim back in 2010, that for a little over $100 billion Immigration and Customs Enforcement could apprehend, detain and remove the nation's entire illegal immigrant population.

From a 2010 report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), they address the first thing government is concerned about and that is tax collections.

"When the estimated tax collections from illegal aliens in the state are subtracted from the estimated expenditures, the result is the net fiscal burden. Compared to the federal net fiscal burden of about $19.3 billion, the collective net burden at the state and local level is about 4 times larger at about $80 billion.

It bears repeating that the estimated tax collections from illegal alien workers would not disappear if the illegal alien population were to markedly decrease as a result of restriction on access to jobs and more effective interior enforcement. Experience with immigration enforcement at job sites with many illegal aliens on the payroll has shown that those employers do not go out of business; they find other workers. That means that the tax collections continue after the deportation of the illegal alien family. Experience also shows that when illegal workers are replaced with legal ones, wages, and consequently tax collections, tend to increase. Additionally, social assistance outlays presumably decrease as newly legally hired replacement workers become self-sufficient."

That's a pretty significant claim, don't you think? Consider that many Americans who want to work and are unemployment could have jobs which have been taken by illegal immigrants. Additionally, we know that our government hands out food stamps and other welfare goodies, courtesy of the American taxpayer to illegals. Additionally, corporations are profiting from the welfare state. The federal government has even been giving back hundreds of thousands of dollars to illegals in income tax returns.

4326926008_StopIllegalAlienInvasionBanner_xlargeThe study discovered that the state and local governments shelled out about $84.2 billion annually in various services for illegals (law enforcement, schools, social services, etc). California, where Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) doesn't want DHS to enforce the law, spent roughly $21 billion on illegals every year.

The question comes to mind, just what would it cost to have the law fully enforced, all illegals rounded up, including family members they brought here illegally, and deported? That's a good question, especially if you want to see just what it would take in light of what you are spending, right? That is just the request that several senators, including Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) asked Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Nelson Peacock.

Fox News reported at the time, "The cost of harboring illegal immigrants in the United States is a staggering $113 billion a year -- an average of $1,117 for every 'native-headed' household in America -- according to a study conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)."

illegal_immigrants_mediumDid you get that American taxpayer? In 2010 it was costing every American over $1,100 to maintain law breakers in the United States. How does that make you feel? I'll bet it costs far more today and we are the ones paying for it, not just in taxes, but in the area of jobs.

Peacock wrote to the senators and said:

"Our conservative estimate suggests that ICE would require a budget of more than $135 billion to apprehend, detain and remove the nation's entire illegal immigrant population."

Imagine that! Rounding up and deporting all illegal aliens in the United States would pay for itself in less than a year when you consider the costs mentioned above, along with the massive fraud that takes place in the welfare and income tax system.

Granted, this was three years ago and costs have probably increased. In 2007, DHS estimated the costs would be about $94 billion. Still, it seems to be significant savings in the short and long term, but the question is, since Barack Obama is the chief law enforcement officer at the head of the Executive Branch, why will he not enforce the law? I think we all know the reason.

"The single biggest 'expense' it attributes to unauthorized immigrants is the education of their children, yet most of these children are native-born, U.S. citizens who will grow up to be taxpaying adults," said Walter Ewing, a senior researcher at the American Immigration Council. "It is disingenuous to count the cost of investing in the education of these children, so that they will earn higher incomes and pay more in taxes when they are adults, as if it were nothing more than a cost incurred by their parents."

He added that "the report fails to account for the purchasing power of unauthorized consumers, which supports U.S. businesses and U.S. jobs" and that it "ignores the value added to the U.S. economy by unauthorized workers, particularly in the service sector."

That's fine if Mr. Ewing wants to point only at education, but he also needs to access the other welfare benefits that are garnered, as well as the fact that the law has been broken, and yes, I consider public education a form of welfare. It is run by the state, not private individuals. Taxpayers are being pickpocketed by the immigration lobby for the benefit of those who have broken the law.

Earlier this year, the same group released a new report titled Economic Benefits of Fixing our Broken Immigration System. This was used in an attempt to ram through the Senate's amnesty bill earlier this year, but thankfully that stalled in the House of Representatives. The White House tried to use an info graphic to make their point, which thinking Americans simply laughed at. This is not simply a matter of economics; it's a matter of law.

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  • walter conell

    There is plenty on Earth to feed and house all the people. To give them all they need.
    Why we feel some need more or most of it than others, I can't figure out. But that selfish attitude leaves millions needlessly in despair.
    Someday mankind will grow up and evolve into this, but I'm afraid they aren't ready yet.

  • Frank

    Round them up and kick their assess out of our country. And if they don't leave, then we use force. If that doesn't work, well, we'll see what happens. It's time we took our country back and screw the government. These are parasites on us. They suck the life out of us. Use our services. Free education, health care, food stamps. And they don't pay taxes. Property taxes. They drive with out insurance and they kill people on the road and then they run away leaving the scene. And the person they killed, well, WTF. When the are in a group, then it's time to collect them and remove them. Enough of this BS.

  • Badger Badgerism

    only thing is that would throw a wrench in Traitor Obam-anti-christ's plan to destroy this nation...so as we know the US GOVs main job is to commit High Treason and Destroy America asap...so I will not shed a tear when the Revolution begins and each and every one the them are executed in the streets!

  • Defiant

    I love the headline! Like it's a big shocking news flash! THIS JUST IN: It's cheaper for us to NOT support an illegal alien for his entire life! WHO KNEW!?

    • Tuaca1107

      Well, for low info peps, that is a news flash and now they they got their health insurance increases I believe they need this news flash in order to connect the dots. 😉

  • Nikki Santoro

    Um the US economy would grind to a halt. I mean, highly unlikely that "true Americans" would pick up the slack or do the work that the illegals did.

    • doncalls

      Sure they would,and are you aware that in less than 10 years 80% of all agriculture work will be done by robots.

  • Tim

    We can also stop all of the wars of profit being waged for the pockets of the few and cloth feed and house every f000000 person on the planet and start to go off into outerspace and terraform Mars!

    What shortsidedness to focus on a few dollars saved and promote a round up of people that would start a guerrilla war by the illegal comminity in protest. They are human and the wealth that they could potentially create, along with all of the other misspent in this country, would skyrocket us into space with the educational opportunities that would open up with the money we continually spend of WAR and CONTROL!

    They are a response to the instability the CIA has caused Latin America for the past 70 years, really coming on stroing with all of the Central American death squads. the devaluations come on are you not a student of history and know that these are the consequences of all of the Government's evil doings. These people came and are coming because the Globalists have destroyed all opportunities in their countries. Where are they going to go? Where are they going to go to feed their babies? Are they going to sit there and starve to death? This is not Ethiopia in Africa in the 80's! They are going to march right up here into the slave labor factory.

    Are smart enough now to put the pieces of this puzzle together? Now you will know why all this has happened. An attractive side benefit for the big coorporate interests, you know?

    Now all of the misspent in this land would like an education if encouraged in the right way to do so. Can you please be a little more creative in your solutions than to create another Nazi Germany round up the Jews scenario and have a bit more understanding why this has happened in the context of history and to let that speak to your own creative soluions to this problem that would benefit humanity and ultimately YOUR OWN!

  • NVN777

    Go after the employer, put them in prison, that will solve the problem quick.


    New Immigration Laws

    Be sure to read to the bottom or you will miss the

    1. There will be no special bilingual programs in the

    2. All ballots will be in this nation's

    3. All government business will be conducted in our

    4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no
    matter how long
    they are here.

    5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political

    6. Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers.
    No welfare, no
    food stamps, no health care, or any other government
    programs. Any who are a burden will be deported.

    7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must
    be an amount
    at least equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum

    8. If foreigners come here and buy land, their
    options will be restricted.
    Certain parcels including waterfront property
    are reserved for
    citizens naturally born into this country.

    9. Foreigners may have NO protests; NO
    demonstrations, NO waving
    of a foreign flag, no political organizing, NO
    bad-mouthing our
    president or his policies. These will lead to

    10. If you do come to this country illegally, you
    will be actively hunted
    and, when caught, sent to jail until your
    deportation can be arranged.
    All assets will be taken from you.

    Too strict?

    The above laws are the current immigration
    of MEXICO!