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Cost of Illegal Immigration and Amnesty Could Be Higher

Earlier today, 100 conservative economists endorsed the immigration reform bill passing through the Senate, and opposed by the Heritage Foundation. The LA Times took a cheap shot on the conservative think-tank for what is now known to be unsubstantiated claims that the researcher used racist slurs in a research report some years back. The Heritage Foundation responded today with a bullet point Blog post defending their research and their position.

The Blog Introduction:

American taxpayers cannot afford the cost of amnesty.

The cost of illegal immigration and amnesty could amount to $6.3 trillion, which would fall on American taxpayers over the long term, according to a Heritage Foundation analysis. As Heritage showed, the majority of illegal immigrants receiving amnesty would receive far more in taxpayer-funded benefits than they would pay in taxes. Even critics of the Heritage study admit amnesty will cost trillions of dollars. Whether it is $4 trillion, $6 trillion or more, the additional costs to the U.S. taxpayer are still too high.

– Richard D. Baris @Peoples_Pundit

READ Entire response by Rachel SheffieldMay 22, 2013 at 1:08 pm(5)

Cost of Illegal Immigration and Amnesty Could Be Higher.

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Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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