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Interesting train of thought. I wonder what a comparative cost of assisting immigrants (legal or not) here in the US would be versus paying them to leave would be.....

Migrants in Germany: Should they be paid to go home? - BBC News

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Germany is betting that the answer is yes.
The country has long offered migrants and asylum seekers financial incentives to leave its shores, and until 28 February 2018 it's prepared to pay out extra.
Individuals will get 1,000 and families up to 3,000 (2,650; $3,540) to cover rent or resettlement costs back in their home countries - things like basic kitchen or bathroom facilities.
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Figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which runs many countries' reward schemes, show that it helped 98,403 people return to their countries of origin in 2016. Over half of them - 54,006 people - were leaving Germany.
Some 39,000 out of the 98,403 received cash (given to 61% of people) or benefits in kind, at a cost of $32.7m.
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Default Re: Migrants in Germany: Should they be paid to go home?

I don't see why people should pay to set up migrants in their own countries. Wouldn't it be cheaper to just deport them? Why should they be the financial responsibility of a country's taxpayers?
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I don't see why people should pay to set up migrants in their own countries. Wouldn't it be cheaper to just deport them? Why should they be the financial responsibility of a country's taxpayers?
There are expenses to deporting them also, so it would be a matter of figuring out which is more cost effective.

Consider the man power expenses in tracking them down, housing them until they are deported, and the costs to the tax payer until they are found.

It's all a matter of which is LESS expensive to the taxpayer.
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There are expenses to deporting them also, so it would be a matter of figuring out which is more cost effective.

Consider the man power expenses in tracking them down, housing them until they are deported, and the costs to the tax payer until they are found.

It's all a matter of which is LESS expensive to the taxpayer.
Yeah I can see some benefits to doing that. Some may have left because they had to, and now it's safe to go back, but they can't afford to go back.
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