Donald Trump is on a rather insurmountable mission to deport an ambitious (and perhaps fictitious) number of “criminal” undocumented immigrants. Either way, it’ll cost him a pretty penny—$3.2 billion worth, to be exact. According to the Department of Homeland Security, that’s how much it cost ICE to identify, arrest, detain and expel fugitives in 2016.
CNNMoney breaks down just how these funds are allocated, and from where it is procured. Here are five fast need-to-know facts about what it costs to deport undocumented immigrants:
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ICE handled some 240,000 of the roughly 450,000 total deportations that took place last year. Each deportation conducted by ICE cost taxpayers an average of $10,854 in fiscal 2016, an official from the agency told CNNMoney.
In 2016, ICE spent $129.4 million to identify and apprehend what the agency refers to as immigration fugitives. According to TRAC, a database of information
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