The “fiscal drain” of illegal immigrants on American taxpayers is about 6 times the price of deporting them, according to a new study that bolsters the Trump administration’s bid to remove criminal illegals and cut overall immigration costs.
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The Center for Immigration Studies on Thursday said in a new report that deportation costs an average of $10,854. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, that includes apprehension, detention, and processing.
Letting illegal immigrants stay in the U.S., results in a bill to taxpayers of $65,292 “for each illegal immigrant, excluding their descendants,” according to Steven A. Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies. That includes government benefits.
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