Obama’s Deportation Plan for Illegal Could Cost $585 Million
New Immigration policy of Deferred Action which will grant young illegal immigrants work permit, and otherwise the deportation could cost more than $585 million and require hundred federal employees to process more than a million requests.
To obtain work permit, illegal immigrants must request permission to stay in country by filing a document “Request for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” and apply for work permit starting August 15.
The plans said there would be no waivers, but Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress last week that the government would grant waivers “in very deserving cases.” She said details were still being worked out. “We anticipate that this will be a fee-driven process,” Napolitano said.
Peter Boogaard, said this plans for required “preliminary documents” are still being worked out. He also mentioned tax payers amount has not been used, since fees will be collected under this program.
“By lowering the fee or waiving it altogether for illegal immigrants, those who play by the rules will face delays and large backlogs as attention is diverted to illegal immigrants,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas. “American taxpayers should not be forced to bail out illegal immigrants and President Obama’s fiscally irresponsible policies.”
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) estimated it could receive more than 1 million applications during the first year of the program, or more than 3,000 per day. It would cost between $467 million and $585 million to process applications in the first two years of the program, with revenues from fees paid by immigrants estimated at $484 million, according to the plans. That means the cost to the government could range from a gain of $16 million to a loss of more than $101 million.