Skip to comments.Costs of Immigration Enforcement
Posted on 09/21/2016 11:25:33 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
At the Cato Institute recently, a libertarian law professor claimed we could not enforce mass deportations but did not mention what illegal immigration already costs American taxpayers.
"We cannot afford to remove 18 million," Josh Blackman, an associate professor of law at the Houston College of Law, said at Cato's Constitution Day conference. "We have only enough money to remove 400,000." Blackman has signed onto Cato legal briefs challenging Obama Administration executive orders on immigration and notes that there are many constituencies in the U. S. that block federal enforcement of immigration rules.
Meanwhile, "Public school districts across the United States are suffering under a massive unfunded mandate imposed by the federal government: the requirement to educate millions of illegal aliens, the school age children of illegal aliens, refugees and legal immigrant students," according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). "FAIR estimates that it currently costs public schools $59.8 billion to serve this burgeoning population."
"The struggle to fund programs for students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), sometimes called English Language Learners (ELL), represents a major drain on school budgets." In order to arrive at this conclusion, the authors of the report, Marc Ferris and Spencer Raley, applied the Pew Research Center estimate of illegal aliens in the population to U. S. Department of Education statistics.
11 million, according to the Ministry of Truth.
Just turn off the FREE STUFF tap
“”The struggle to fund programs for students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), sometimes called English Language Learners (ELL), represents a major drain on school budgets.”
Waste of money.
The past immigrant kids,like the Germans,Italians,Greeks, and Swedes weren’t catered to——they were plunked down in the classroom and learned the English language by immersion.
There are a LOT of ways Mother Government p*sses away my hard-earned Tax Dollars.
Cutting elsewhere (and there is a LOT of fat to cut) and throwing it ALL at building a wall, more cops, investigating mosques for the weapons caches they are, and shipping the goat-fockers (home grown and imported) back to where they came from would be money well spent!
I have absolutely no idea what that means. Is this totally from left field?
Stop providing jobs, benefits and housing and the people will leave. You don't exactly need a budget for that.
Start treating companies who hire Illegals like drug operations, seize every piece of equipment on site and auction it off. Every rake, hoe, shovel, backhoe, dump truck and bulldozer. Won't take many of those to get their attention.
Starve them out.
I would also add some whistleblower incentive so that if you know an employer or landlord who is enabling an illegal immigrant, if you tell the federal government about it, and if the case is proven, you can get a portion of the proceeds when the Enabler’s goods are auctioned.
Make it a HUGE mistake for Americans to enable illegal immigrants.
Give people a HUGE incentive to look for violators.
This problem is NOT hard (or expensive) to solve.
We do not have to remove 19 million, or even 400,000 criminals. All we have to do is cut off their welfare and other government benefits, prosecute their employers, and charge those who are deported for the government cost of deportation. After a few thousand, the rest will move home on their own rather than lose any assets they may have accumulated.
Bonus: Those who are deported should be fingerprinted and permanently barred from reentry to the United States.
-—and if the employer of an illegal went to jail about the same time his company went bankrupt from fines the “Illegal Immigrant” problem would end——
For “immigration enforcement” substitute “law enforcement.”
It may be expensive, but it’s the law.
Maybe this guy at Cato is factoring in the red tape and legal challenges that would block implementation of it.
President Trump would go a long way to fixing that.
Who says we have to spend any money to deport them?
Cut off all the public benefits, education, healthcare, etc, and step up enforcement against businesses that hire them so they can’t get jobs. They’ll figure out a way to get back to Mexico (or up to Canada) without us spending a penny.
Yep, just get around red tape like Obama does. Congress won’t pass the law? Executive order it. Courts say the executive order is not constitutional? Issue a slightly differently worded order that accomplishes the same thing and make the whole process work its way back through the courts for months while you continue to implement what you want.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
And fine businesses who hire illegals. That’s that.
Well, we don’t really want to destroy businesses and hurt the US economy in our effort to get rid of illegal immigrants. But we should provide real disincentives for employers.
I know people who would play Russian roulette (once) for a million dollars. There is only a 1-in-6 chance that they won’t collect.
But put 5 bullets in the gun? And offer only $10,000? Not many would take that deal.
You don’t have to jail the employer or bankrupt the business. But the act of employing illegal immigrants must become an OBVIOUSLY bad business move. Like Russian roulette with 5 bullets.
“400,000”?! Bull squeeze. Flying them First class one way on the Concorde!?
Sounds good to me.
Trump a few weeks ago more generally referred to the need to reform the federal court system.
Attack the beast where it lives!
Buy ten fewer F35s and you'd probably cover the cost.
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