The Cost Of Immigration

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks, 1 day ago

The Washington Post:

Senior White House officials are exploring ways to exempt commercial trade from President Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S. border with Mexico, three people briefed on the discussions said, amid warnings that blocking the flow of goods between the two countries would have severe consequences for the U.S. economy.

Hmm … what costs would that be?  Maybe these costs?

“The findings of this analysis show that the average cost of a deportation is much smaller than the net fiscal drain created by the average illegal immigrant. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported the average deportation cost as $10,854 in FY 2016. In FY 2012, ICE removed 71 percent more aliens with a similar budget, creating an average inflation-adjusted cost of $5,915. This compares to an average lifetime net fiscal drain (taxes paid minus services used) of $65,292 for each illegal immigrant, excluding their descendants. This net figure is based on fiscal estimates of immigrants by education level from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS). The total fiscal drain for the entire illegal population is estimated at $746.3 billion. Of course, simply because deportation is much less costly than allowing illegal immigrants to stay does not settle the policy questions surrounding illegal immigration as there are many factors to consider. Steven A. Camarota is the director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, 8/3/17   (Reported in www.CarryingCapacityNetwork.org)

How about this sobering figure as to LEGAL immigration?

29,000 LEGAL Immigrants per Week Cost Us U.S. Taxpayers $6.3 BILLION per Week, NET!

Unsustainable 1.5 Million Annual Legal-Immigrant Influx  Costs U.S. Taxpayers $330 Billion NET (i.e., after subtracting Taxes Immigrants Pay) per Year NET, i.e., $758 MILLION per Year for EACH Congressional District   (does not include State & Local Costs to Taxpayers)
See CCN’s Cost of Immigration Study

David Durham, director at CCN, said, “If the 1.5 to 1.6 Million Annual Legal Immigrant Inflow were cut to 150,000/Year (i.e., Zero-Net Annual Immigration = Emigration), Federal Deficit could be reduced by One-Half Trillion $ in a Decade!

And to be sure, screwing with health care subsidies means alienating the Latino population.

While the economy is usually the top voting issue among the electorate, when asked about the most important issue facing their community, 31% of Latinos viewed health care costs and access to care as the number one issue, according to Latino Decisions American Election Eve Poll findings. Moreover, Latinos feel strongly about securing Obamacare, with a large majority of 71% agreeing that the Affordable Care Act should be strengthened compared to only 15% of Latinos disagreeing with such efforts.

That’s about the percentage opposition (70%) to second amendment rights found in the Latino community, so there’s that to consider as well.

Then of course there is the drug gang violence to consider.  But we could go on all day about this, yes?

But be of good cheer.  I’m sure the “cost” Trump is trying to avoid won’t be incurred, and Monsanto and Archer-Daniels-Midland will get their low paid workers somehow.  That means the boards of directors will have their ocean-front and mountain retirement homes.


Comments

  1. On April 3, 2019 at 7:46 am, ragman said:

    I want someone a whole lot smarter than l am to ‘splain to me why the remittances to Mexico etal are still permitted. Seems to me that taxing said monies at about 90% would pay for the wall and get the attention of the offending countries.

  2. On April 3, 2019 at 8:13 am, Fred said:

    First off, nobody is shutting down anything. We’ve been had. Trump is a globalist who uses twitter to dupe people who have the brain damage of choice-supportive bias. The Republicans had 2 years to fund and begin construction of a wall and they waited until the Democrats took the house so as to continue the fake left – right slap fight.

    If you think that threatening to stop commerce, or actually stopping commerce will do anything to stop immigration then you’re not that bright. The problem, the common theme throughout this lamentation about the cost of immigration is the free stuff. Just stop giving people free stuff. Government creates the problem, free stuff, and now has several ‘solutions’ to solve it. America is a socialist country completely dependent on government, its God.

    And besides, the border has been handed over as a UN zone for up to 200 miles into US territory years ago. The US doesn’t even own it’s border. Nobody is shutting down anything. Pfft.

    And now the Executive is saying that they can shut the border and still allow commerce. If that were at all possible why do ‘we’ need a wall? Dude, those commies can’t, or won’t, even do arithmetic to arrive at a zero based budget. They are total Godless global communists, who, I say again with all seriousness, many of whom have devils in them, and I will never believe a word they say again because they follow the father of lies, especially Mr. ‘I’m a big gun guy’ Trump and his Talmudic handlers.

  3. On April 3, 2019 at 8:42 am, BRVTVS said:

    “And besides, the border has been handed over as a UN zone for up to 200 miles into US territory years ago.”

    Got a source where I go and read about that?

  4. On April 3, 2019 at 9:27 am, Fred said:

    It’s in NAFTA, the border 21/la paz sidebar agreement, and further cited in the UN Biosphere World Heritage agreements under daddy Bush and Husein Obama.

    Never forget, the left and the right are in a fake slap fight the object of which is to distract you from the taking of power and wealth extraction.

  5. On April 3, 2019 at 12:46 pm, MTHead said:

    As Fred states, Trump is controlled opposition. Got to run out the clock on the boomers. pull the rug out from under the money system. Western civilization never gets back up. least that’s how it looks to me. We’ll see soon enough.

  6. On April 3, 2019 at 5:14 pm, JoeFour said:

    Fred said, “Never forget, the left and the right are in a fake slap fight the object of which is to distract you from the taking of power and wealth extraction.”

    Yes. I’ve often had a similar thought: the Republicans and the Democrats are walking down the same one way road with the Republicans on the right side of the road and Dems on the left … each screaming and hollering at the other–“You’re taking us straight to hell!!”– and they’re both right.

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