$160,752,000,000 To Deport 12 Million Unauthorized Migrants

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It looks like someone finally got Immigration and Custom's Enforcement to show the U.S. public their balance sheet.  Through a freedom of information request, the Des Moines Register was able to find out that the cost for the Postville raid "totaled $5,211,092 as of Aug. 21" meaning "it has cost taxpayers an average of $13,396 for each of the 389 illegal immigrants taken into custody."

Multiply that by 12 million and the U.S. is going to have to spend $160 billion to deport every unauthorized migrant in the U.S. the Postville way.  And that assumes they're all neatly working together in a factory like in Postville. 

You see, nativists would have you believe that it helps the economy to pursue this deportation-only policy.  You see how much U.S. taxpayers are spending for the Postville raid, or you you look at a place like Riverside, New Jersey, and it's pretty clear that's not the case.    

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yave begnet said:

Many restrictionists would think that price tag is worth it to keep America "pure." Or preserve the culture, or however Huntington likes to spin it.

The $5 million price tag assumes the numbers weren't massaged in what was a very politically sensitive FOIA disclosure. Let's just say DHS has not earned the benefit of the doubt.

kyledeb Author Profile Page said:

Isn't it crazy that a $160 billion price tag is a super conservative estimate! Restrictionists might think it's worth it, but try selling to the U.S. public during these hard economic times and I'm sure they'll have a hard time.

Daniel said:

This is just another reason why all Catholic and immigrant/naturalized cotozen votes should go to Obama.

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