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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

    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

    Immigration Reform in One Infographic

    The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill on Tuesday. It will go to the Senate floor after the Memorial Day recess. Heritage has pointed out the problems with this “comprehensive” approach — including the staggering costs of amnesty and a failure to secure the border. SHARE … 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

    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

    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

    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

    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