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    White House Report Ignores That We Need a Better Economy, Not Amnesty

    The White House yesterday released a report with state-by-state projected impacts from “commonsense immigration reform” that is “like the Senate bill.” It is the latest in a series of reports from various governmental and private firms that show that the economy will be bigger with increased immigration. On its face, … More

    Déjà Vu? How Senate Immigration Bill Is Obamacare All Over Again

    It has been said those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Will that be the case with the immigration debate playing out on Capitol Hill? Take Senator Chuck Schumer (D–NY): When people see what is in this bill and when people see what it does, … More

    Why Is This Immigrant So Fired Up Against Amnesty?

    It was 1988. Virginia Prodan had no money, spoke no English, and had two children with a baby on the way. But she was finally in the United States. She was finally free. Prodan, now a Dallas attorney, escaped Communist Romania and was granted political asylum by the United States. … More

    Immigration Bill Would Be a Bonanza for Special Interest Groups (and Lawyers)

    House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) has said that the House will not vote on the Senate-passed immigration bill and will instead deal with the issue on a piece-by-piece basis. One of the many problems in the Senate bill is the slush funds that would help finance the budgets of radical … More

    A Backdoor Path to Amnesty?

    Members of Congress have debated various versions of the DREAM Act more than 30 times over the past dozen years. They’ll do so again today, possibly setting the stage for a backdoor path to amnesty in the U.S. House. Although no bill text is available — and might not be … More

    DREAM Act Hearings: Five Questions for Congress

    The House of Representatives will hold a hearing tomorrow on the issue of granting legal status to around 2.8 million illegal immigrants within the U.S. who were brought here as children. The hearing, “Addressing the Immigration Status of Illegal Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children,” will take place … More

    Cantor: Immigration Legislation Isn’t Written Yet

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R–VA) and Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R–VA) have not yet written bill text for their plan addressing children of illegal immigrants. Heritage’s David Addington, group vice president of research, wrote yesterday that Cantor and Goodlatte should reveal the text of their much-publicized plan “so … More

    Cantor and Goodlatte: Please Show America Your Immigration Bill

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R–VA) and House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R–VA), reportedly continue work “on a bill to provide a legal status to those who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children by their parents.” Although Speaker of the House John Boehner (R–OH) spoke favorably about … More

    Immigration: Study on Taxes Leaves Out Costs of Amnesty

    The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) released a report today calculating “Undocumented Immigrants’ State and Local Tax Contributions.” It concludes that “the 11.2 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States are already paying a significant share of their income in state and local taxes, and that figure … More

    Immigration: White House Report Ignores Unfair, Unworkable, and Costly Amnesty

    Today the White House released a report called “The Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System,” detailing purported economic growth from immigration reform and drawing significantly on the Congressional Budget Office report on the Senate comprehensive immigration bill (S. 744). The White House’s report fails in several areas. Measures … More