How much does it cost to deport someone?
Answer: Over $20,000 per person.
The entire process of deporting an individual — from apprehension to transportation — cost $23,482. This cost is entirely unnecessary, as enforcing more lenient deportation policies would help the U.S. economy. The hardworking undocumented immigrants deserve to be accepted into this society and allowed to contribute even more, instead of being shipped away at exorbitant costs.
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