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    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

    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

    Critics Looking at Old Data Instead of New Heritage Research on Amnesty

    Some proponents of comprehensive immigration reform (including amnesty) are trying to find support for their position in Heritage Foundation papers from long ago. In the first paper they point to, from March 2006, Heritage rejected amnesty but also considered the economic effects of immigration. Since that time, there are two … More

    Amnesty and the Welfare State Don’t Mix

    Heritage’s highly anticipated report on the cost of amnesty, released earlier today, puts the price tag at $6.3 trillion—a figure that becomes available as the Senate prepares for a May 9 markup of the “comprehensive” immigration reform bill proposed by the “Gang of Eight.” Heritage, the only organization that has … 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

    VIDEO: DeMint Talks Immigration on ABC News' "This Week"

    UPDATED: Read the new Heritage report Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint appeared on ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday to unveil the first details of Heritage’s forthcoming report on the cost of amnesty. DeMint told host George Stephanopoulos: Our country faces very difficult economic and financial problems, but [President Obama] … 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