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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., flanked by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, speaks as immigration reform legislation by the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of Eight” that would create a path for the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship, Thursday, April 18, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The bipartisan immigration reform bill currently under consideration in the Senate would supposedly shrink the deficit by $197 billion over the next decade and $700 billion during the 10 years that followed, the “non-partisan” Congressional Budget Office estimated in a report released Tuesday.

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Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow, Robert Rector, made an appearance at a Bipartisan Policy Center panel discussion yesterday to warn about the high cost of amnesty to American taxpayers, and respond to some of the critics that have attacked the Heritage assessment of the Senate Gang of Eight immigration reform bill.

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.

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