Edwin S. Rubenstein, MA, President of Edwin S. Rubenstein (ESR) Research Economic Consultants, in a Jan. 26, 2006 article entitled "No-one’s Suggesting Mass Deportation—But It Would Pay For Itself," wrote:

“The cost of mass deportation according to CAP [Center for American Progress][is] $206 billion over five years ($41.2 billion per year)… [it] is an absurdly large figure… In arriving at this figure, researchers blithely assumed that the historical, abysmally low, deportee apprehension rates would continue under a mass deportation regime…. But even if $206 billion was a reasonable cost estimate, mass deportation would be well worth it. Just consider the economic burden illegal aliens impose on the rest of us… Total fiscal benefits of deportation are thus estimated at $51 billion per year… At this rate, mass deportation would pay for itself in about four years. Plus, of course, we’d get America back.”

Jan. 26, 2006