Thanks A Million, Senate! No, Wait...
May 19, 2006, 02:10 PM
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Early in the week, Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation dropped a bombshell into the immigration debate by estimating that the Senate bill under current consideration would allow 103 million new legal immigrants over the next 20 years, compared to 19 million under current law. In response, the Senate voted to cap the guest worker program at 200,000 visas per year (plus spouses and children). Rector has now redone the math to take the amendment into account. Heritage reports:

"How many people would the Senate’s immigration plan allow into the U.S.? Robert Rector adds up the provisions and finds the Senate plan would admit 66 million over the next 20 years, following a recent amendment."

Thanks a million, Senate!

(Or, perhaps, thanks 66 million!)