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Friday, December 22, 2017

Report: Legalizing 'Dreamers' Would Cost Taxpayers $26 Billion

Newly legalized Dreamers would sponsor 80,000 more immigrants to enter U.S. as part of ‘chain migration,’ says CBO

Legalizing 2 million illegal immigrant “Dreamers” would cost the government $25.9 billion over the next decade, as those now-legal people would claim more tax, education and other benefits they haven’t been able to get before, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday.

The CBO also said newly legalized Dreamers would sponsor 80,000 more immigrants to enter the country as part of “chain migration.”

Immigrant-rights activists have argued that legalizing Dreamers would be a financial boon to the country, but the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation suggested otherwise, saying that while they would pay somewhat higher taxes in to the government, they would take far more out of it.

The findings could be a blow to activists who have demanded the bill be included in any year-end spending deal.

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Anonymous said...

Why does Fox News keep saying that the majority of Republicans want a resolution to this. The news is trying to make is sound as though most Republicans want to allow those illegal aliens to stand in this country.

Anonymous said...

DACA recipients are not illegal aliens. Get a clue if you want to comment. If you think someone who was born in America and has never left the country should be deported to somewhere they've never been, you are a moron.