The Cost of Mass Deportations

July 26, 2005

The Center for American Progress released a study finding that the costs of deporting all undocumented people in the U.S. could be at least $206 billion over five years ($41.2 billion annually), and as high as $230 billion or more. “Spending $41.2 billion annually would exceed the entire budget of the Department of Homeland Security for FY 2006 ($34.2 billion) and more than double the annual cost of military operations in Afghanistan ($16.8 billion).”

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