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    VIDEO: Senator Vitter’s 6 Reasons to Oppose Comprehensive Immigration Legislation

    Senator David Vitter (R–LA) has “real and fundamental concerns with the so-called ‘Gang of Eight’ bill”—and he took to the Senate floor last week to explain each. We’ve highlighted the Senator’s six problems with the comprehensive legislation below and encourage you to watch his powerful 15-minute floor speech above. 1) … More

    Amnesty Insanity: Doing the Same Thing and Expecting a Better Result

    While debating the amnesty provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, then-Senator Alan Simpson (R–WY) stated on the floor of the Senate that “this is it. This is a generous Nation responding; instead of going hunting for you and going through the anguish of that in … More

    Congressional Budget Office Should Forecast Long-Term Cost of Amnesty

    With the Congressional Budget Office preparing to release a cost estimate for the Senate’s Gang of Eight bill in the coming days, a key Republican lawmaker yesterday insisted that any projection look beyond the 10-year budget window to fully understand the magnitude of granting amnesty to 11 million illegal immigrants. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), ranking member … More

    Amnesty Would Worsen the Entitlement Burden

    A new study published in Health Affairs looks at the impact of immigrants’ payments into the Medicare trust fund and concludes that immigrants pay more into the fund than they draw out. Reading just the headline of a recent media report, “Study: Immigrants put billions more into Medicare than they … More

    VIDEO: Heritage's Robert Rector Explains the High Cost of Amnesty

    Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Robert Rector appeared at a Bipartisan Policy Center panel discussion yesterday to warn about the high cost of amnesty to American taxpayers. Full video of the 90-minute discussion is available from C-SPAN. In the above clip, Rector questions the fairness of an approach like the Senate’s … More

    Cost of Illegal Immigration and Amnesty Could Be Higher

    American taxpayers cannot afford the cost of amnesty. The cost of illegal immigration and amnesty could amount to $6.3 trillion, which would fall on American taxpayers over the long term, according to a Heritage Foundation analysis. As Heritage showed, the majority of illegal immigrants receiving amnesty would receive far more … More

    Morning Bell: Immigration Reform Should Strengthen, Not Cost, America

    Lawful immigration can bring important economic and cultural benefits both to the United States and to the immigrants. Americans rightly live and celebrate the values of America, including limited government, personal liberty, and free enterprise, and beckon others to join us. We are united by belief in our founding documents … More

    Heritage Statement on the Cost of Amnesty Study

    The Heritage Foundation has released the following statement: Our vision at The Heritage Foundation is to build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society flourish. We believe that every person is created equal and that everyone should have equal opportunity to reach the ladder of success and climb … More

    Heritage Responds to Senator Rubio on Immigration Study

    The Heritage Foundation has issued the following statement in response to Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) comments about our new study on the cost of amnesty. Senator Rubio’s family story is a testament to the American Dream. His parents’ ability to scrimp and save and sacrifice for their children is something … More

    WATCH: The Bloggers Briefing on the $6.3 Trillion Cost of Amnesty

    Robert Rector, author of Heritage’s new study projecting a $6.3 trillion cost for amnesty, will speak at The Bloggers Briefing today at noon ET. The event will be webcast. In addition, Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) will provide an update of goings-on in the House. Hudson was elected last November to represent … More