Rajeev Goyle, JD, Senior Domestic Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress when quoted, and David Jaeger, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics at The College of William & Mary, in a July 2005 Center for American Progress report entitled "Deporting the Undocumented: A Cost Assessment," wrote:

“The cost assessment presented in this report hopefully illustrates the false allure of adopting a mass deportation policy as a response to the challenges threatening our immigration system… Implementing such a policy would seriously jeopardize our commitment to secure the homeland and pay for our commitments overseas, as well as threaten other vital national priorities… In sum, dealing with the problem of the undocumented is an issue of increasing national urgency. Policymakers must address the problem seriously; not with the costly and unrealistic idea of mass deportation.”

July 2005