Immigration Bill Breakdown

by Ericka Andersen
Posted: 05/22/2007

In a Monday Capitol Hill press conference, Republican leaders detailed the negative fiscal impact that last week’s so-called compromise immigration reform bill would have. Senators Jim Bunning (R.-Ky.) and Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.), along with Rep. Brian Bilbray (R.-Calif.), Chairman of the Immigration Reform Caucus, and Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Robert Rector presented statistics on the huge budgetary impact that legalization of low-skill immigrant workers would have on the federal budget, meaning the cost legalization will impose on American taxpayers.

“There is no year that [immigrants] pay more in taxes than they do in benefits,