Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy
CBO: Senate Bill Would Dramatically Cut Illegal Immigration...But at a Cost
The Congressional Budget Office released a report today analyzing the fiscal impact of the changes to the immigration bill made by the Hoeven-Corker Amendment. The bill would cost $38 billion more than it cost without the new security provisions, but it also would double the estimated reduction in illegal immigration. The price tag for the additional reduction in illegal immigration - $47,500 per person prevented from entering the US.