DHS Security Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Nelson Peacock, recently reported, “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. He probably released this to show how expensive it would be to have the government remove all illegal aliens.
But Mr. Peacock was mistaken. He, apparently, wasn’t aware of the July 2010 study, which examined the costs of illegal immigration at the federal, state and local levels. This study revealed that U.S. state and local governments shell out about $84 billion a year for various services, including law enforcement, incarceration, bilingual education, welfare, social services, etc.., with California, alone, spending $21 billion on illegal aliens every year.
And that’s just state and local governments. The federal government spends an additional $29 billion annually in illegal aliens.
So when you add up all of those costs that we have to pay, year after year, a one-time fee of $135 billion to deport every single illegal alien in the country, it is actually a bargain. The mass deportation would pay for itself in a little over a year. And it would give us our country back!
But we have an even better idea for Mr. Peacock. He should consider enforcing the law by arresting and jailing a few high profile executives whose companies intentionally hire illegal aliens to improve their profit margins. — maybe the presidents of some of those meat packing plants, like Tyson Foods, Cargill, Swift & Co., etc… Their sentencing would send a powerful message across the country that the days of hiring cheap illegal immigrant workers is over!
It would dry up all the jobs for illegal aliens and they would go back to Mexico, as many did during the height of our economic slowdown. It would cost the nation nothing and it would be quite satisfying to see a few corporate criminals behind bars where they belong.