As the Obama administration and Congress battle on how to reduce the $1.6 trillion U.S. budget deficit, here’s a politically incorrect idea that could save billions of dollars — cut the waste in the government’s spending on immigration enforcement. . . . The U.S. government deported 197,000 immigrants with no criminal records last year, at a cost of $23,000 each, or $4.5 billion a year.http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/18/2074648/us-should-cut-waste-in-immigration.html
Expect to see more of this - - we're supposed to give illegal aliens free education, free medical care and free social services, but we should save money by cutting the only thing keeping even more illegals from entering the country.
By the way - - the "197,000 immigrants with no criminal records" deported last year were criminals. They broke our immigration laws. And, $23,000 per deportation is much less than the cost of educating and providing free medical care to their families.