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    The immigration system can be fixed by simply deporting undocumented immigrants


    Deporting all undocumented immigrants would hurt the economy and break up families

    Full deportation would hurt the U.S. economy and break up families, having a lasting effect on the development of the children of those who are deported.

    In a 2010 report examining how deportation would affect the economy, the left-leaning Center for American Progress found that a full "deportation approach would have the cumulative effect of draining $2.5 trillion over 10 years from the U.S. economy." It also estimated that it would cost $200 billion (in 2008 dollars) to deport all undocumented immigrants in the United States.

    In addition, a 2010 Urban Institute report examined the effect of immigration enforcement on the “5.5 million children with unauthorized parents, almost three-quarters of whom are U.S.-born citizens.” It concluded that parent-child separations caused by immigration enforcement pose "serious risks to children's immediate safety, economic security, well-being, and longer-term development."