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Old 05-06-2013, 12:10 PM
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Default $6.3 trillion to fund amnesty?

The comprehensive immigration overhaul being taken up in the Senate this week could cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion if 11 million illegal immigrants are granted legal status, according to a long-awaited estimate by the conservative Heritage Foundation.

The cost would arise from illegal immigrants tapping into the government's vast network of benefits and services, many of which are currently unavailable to them. This includes everything from standard benefits like Social Security and Medicare to dozens of welfare programs ranging from housing assistance to food stamps.

The report was obtained in advance by Fox News.

"No matter how you slice it, amnesty will add a tremendous amount of pressure on America's already strained public purse," Robert Rector, the Heritage scholar who prepared the report, said in a statement.

The study is already coming under criticism from some groups and economists who challenge its assumptions, claiming the legalization would help fuel economic growth. Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, though, defended the study ahead of its release Monday morning.

Read more: Study pegs cost of immigration bill?s mass legalization at $6.3 trillion | Fox News
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:12 PM
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Default Re: $6.3 trillion to fund amnesty?

I think that one thing that the vast majority of Americans could agree on is the idea of "If you're an immigrant and you aren't working or going to school, then you need to go home to whatever country you came from." If Congress really wanted to push through immigration reform, this should be the very first line in the bill. Let's start with getting the basic rules right and enforced equally. Simple stuff like:

If you came into this country illegally, then you need to go home and return legally before we consider any requests form beyond protection from criminal harm.

If you can't support yourself and/or your children, then you need to go back to your home country.

If you break our laws, you go back to your home country after you have paid the penalty for your criminal actions.
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