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    Immigration: Gang of Eight Would Make H-1B Program Unworkable

    Supporters of the Gang of Eight immigration bill argue they want to make immigrating legally simpler, but their bill would make the H-1B system for highly skilled workers almost unworkable. H-1B visas allow U.S. companies to hire highly educated foreign workers for occupations requiring specialized skills and knowledge. Employers must … More

    Ed Meese: We've Seen the Effect of "Amnesty" Before

    Experts can’t always predict exactly how public policy will affect the nation, despite our best efforts. But when it comes to immigration policy, we have tried many of the types of reforms advocated by today’s Gang of Eight—so we should consider the effects these reforms had in the past. In … More

    Morning Bell: Amnesty Would Cost Taxpayers $6.3 Trillion

    What is the goal of immigration reform? As Heritage President Jim DeMint put it yesterday, “Any immigration reform should improve the lives, the incomes, and the opportunities” of those who are lawfully in America. The Gang of Eight’s amnesty proposal does the opposite by burdening taxpayers with supporting unlawful immigrants. … More

    Cost of Amnesty to U.S. Taxpayers: $6.3 Trillion

    The Heritage Foundation’s new report estimates that an amnesty like the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill offers would cost U.S. taxpayers $6.3 trillion. Heritage President Jim DeMint said on Fox News this morning, “There’s no way that you can look at this and say that it’s good for the American … More

    Morning Bell: New Heritage Study on the Cost of Amnesty

    The immigration debate is about to get a lot more concrete. Lawmakers need to be honest about the cost of their proposed immigration plans—and a new study due out today from The Heritage Foundation calculates the cost to taxpayers of granting amnesty to unlawful immigrants. Yesterday on ABC’s “This Week … More

    Heritage to Detail Amnesty Costs at 11:30 News Conference

    WHEN: Today, May 6, at 11:30 a.m. ET (Camera setup: 10:30 a.m.) WHO: Jim DeMint, President, The Heritage Foundation Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow, Domestic Policy Studies Derrick Morgan, Vice President, Domestic and Economic Policy WHERE: The Heritage Foundation’s Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. Remote viewers may … More

    Immigration: Senate’s Amnesty Would Cost Trillions

    In 2007, The Heritage Foundation estimated that amnesty would cost the U.S. taxpayer trillions of dollars over the lifetimes of the immigrants who are legalized. We will soon release an updated analysis. It is a resounding rebuttal to the claim from amnesty supporters that a long waiting period between the … More

    Amnesty Supporters Wrong about Poverty Exclusion

    In 2007, The Heritage Foundation estimated that the fiscal cost of amnesty to the U.S. taxpayer would total trillions over the lifetimes of the immigrants who are legalized. We are updating that study and will release new numbers soon. The new analysis assumes that almost all unlawful immigrants living in … More

    The Gang of Eight Immigration Bill, Explained in One Infographic

    Senators return to Washington next week to debate the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration bill. Heritage President Jim DeMint has said the bill is “unfair, it costs too much, and it’s going to make the problem worse.” We’ve put together an infographic that explains some of the major problems with … More