Commonsense would say that it is more cost effective to do a one time permanent deportation of every illegal alien in this country than paying them to stay here.
(Examiner.com) On December 3, Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Nelson Peacock, responding to request from several U.S. Senators, including Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), wrote: “Our conservative estimate suggests that ICE would require a budget of more than $135 billion to apprehend, detain and remove the nation’s entire illegal immigrant population.”
So, while it would cost a one-time fee of about $135 billion to deport every single illegal alien in the country, it is actually a bargain considering the fact that it already costs us $113 billion ANNUALLY to keep them here.
In other words, the mass deportation would pay for itself in a little over a year.