Saturday, November 6, 2021

Citizenship Path for ILLEGALS to Cost Taxpayers More Than $500 Billion; CBO: Democrats' 'Plan A' Amnesty Plan Would Increase Federal Deficit by Over $500 Billion, and related stories

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Citizenship path for illegal immigrants to cost taxpayers more than $500 billion:
Offering a path to citizenship to illegal immigrants and opening the doors to more legal immigrants will cost the federal government more than $500 billion over the next few decades, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.
The costs would come chiefly to Social Security, Medicare and other social safety net programs that the new, and newly legalized, immigrants would be able to access, the budget analysts said.
The nonpartisan budget agency analyzed House Democrats’ plan to update the window of eligibility for illegal immigrants to adjust their status to legal immigrants, and to expand availability of green cards, or legal immigrant visas, to more foreign citizens.
The total cost of the immigration provisions over the next decade comes to about $140 billion, offset by about $19 billion in new revenue. The two decades after that would be even more expensive for the federal government, costing more than $563 billion in new spending and sapping about $2 billion from revenue.
The analysis looked at the costs to the federal government, but did not analyze the impact on the broader U.S. economy. --->READ MORE HERE
Democrats' 'Plan A' amnesty plan would increase federal deficit by over $500 billion by 2041: CBO
The Senate parliamentarian previously rebuffed the plan, but progressives want Democrats to bypass her
One of the sweeping plans by Democrats to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants would add more than half a trillion dollars to the deficit by 2041, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis published late Tuesday.
Democrats have been seeking to include some form of pathway to citizenship or legal status for illegal immigrants in its budget reconciliation bill, which is working its way through both the House and Senate. However, multiple plans have so far been rebuffed by the Senate parliamentarian, who ruled that such a change in the law is a "tremendous and enduring policy change that dwarfs its budgetary impact" and is therefore inappropriate for a reconciliation bill.
The first of those plans was the plan looked at by the CBO, which would grant a pathway to citizenship for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, those who are protected by Temporary Protected Status (TPS), farmworkers, and those deemed "essential workers." It was rejected by the Senate parliamentarian in September.
On legal immigration, it would also significantly increase the number of green cards made available both via employment, family-based connections and the green card lottery. --->READ MORE HERE
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