And the top-level details are in the article's second paragraph:
“The net cost — which is total benefits minus total benefits paid in — of the amnesty recipients I estimate will be around $2 trillion over the course of their lifetime,” Rector explained in an interview with Breitbart News Monday. He added that the calculation is based on the assumption that 4 million undocumented immigrants will participate and they will live, on average, 50 years.Assuming the entire $2 trillion goes only to the charmed 4 million (and not to, say, their offspring or to others who wind up here because of resulting chain immigration), that amounts to a cool $500,000 per legalized illegal. According to the article, Rector will soon be out with a Heritage Foundation report that explains the details.In the six hours the article's been online as I write this, it's attracted about 180 comments. Of those I sampled, I thought the following one by "ROWLF" was the most creative:
Two trillion is Gov't math it's closer to 12 trillion. We can give citizens jobs to find and deport them for less.