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A Reader Asks If It Could POSSIBLY Be True That Immigration Will Reduce The (Federal) Deficit
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June 20, 2013, 03:20 AM
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From: Another Reader Who Requested Anonymity [Email him]

What do your resident experts say to this?

"A bipartisan Senate bill that would create a path to legal status for many of the 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States could reduce deficits by $175 billion over the first 10 years and by at least $700 billion in the second decade.

That`s according to an analysis released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office."[Immigration bill could cut deficits by $175 billion - CBO, CNNMoney, By Jeanne Sahadi, June 19, 2013]

It`s "nonpartisan" so it must be true, right?

James Fulford writes: This has already been refuted by Robert Rector—see

Also worth looking at, in this context, is the original Heritage report:

Of course, the "long run" question is whether amnestied illegals and their "educated-at-US-taxpayer-expense" children will become productive members of society and net taxpayers. For that, you`d have look at Jason Richwine`s Ph. D. thesis  “IQ and Immigration Policy” —which is what got Jason Richwine fired.