Sunday, February 7, 2010

Cost of deportations

THE deportation of a single asylum-seeker cost more than €35,000, the Department of Justice has confirmed.

The man was one of 193 asylum-seekers removed from the state in the first nine months of last year at a total cost of €520,925.

The average cost of deporting failed asylum-seekers is now in the region of €2,700 although that does not include the cost of garda overtime and subsistence.

According to the Department of Justice, a total of €927,091 was spent on deportations in 2008, primarily to Africa and eastern Europe.


Anonymous said...

i have little doubt the government will grant refugee status to any asylum seeker claiming they are too expensive to process deportation

Daithi said...

Ah no my friend you have this wrong , if a flight was a € then you wouldn't get deported but if that same flight was €46,000 for one person then they will deport you , it seems that they try to find the most expensive way to deport people.

oh hang on what is a deportation ?

Less than 1% of 4000 illegal people a year are deported mmm