In the debate over immigration reform, the narrative is being cemented that it is the GOP against the world, and the GOP against itself. Instead of hyperbole, I figured it was about time to look Inside the Numbers in order to get a more comprehensive understanding of the debate dynamic.
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.
The Black American Leadership Alliance has organized the DC March for Jobs protest to demand members of Congress reject amnesty, and let them know that amnesty in tantamount to selling out the black American community.
Heritage is asking to spread the work about the Senate amnesty bill push that kicked up into gear yesterday. Whether or not the bill amounts to amnesty is your decision, but one fact is certain, this bill will die in the House, and it appears that is the intended design.
As promised, here is Alex Nowrasteh from CATO, who has disputed the Heritage study on the basis of its failure to account for GDP growth as a result of immigration. And here in lays the crux of the immigration reform argument.
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.
Yesterday, 100 conservative economists endorsed the immigration reform proposal making its way through the Senate. Tonight, Senator Marco Rubio R-FL, will be appearing on the Hannity Show to discuss and debate the contents of the proposal with conservatives in the House and elsewhere on the other side of the debate.
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.