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June 4, 2007

CBO: Immigration Bill Wll Fail On Most Counts

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues

Simply put, the immigration bills authors would do better to go back to the drawing board and start all over. This one will fail "rather spectacularly." Via the Washington Times, the CBO report has it that:

The Senate's immigration bill will only reduce illegal immigration by about 25 percent a year, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report, Stephen Dinan will report Tuesday in The Washington Times.

The bill's new guest-worker program could lead to at least 500,000 more illegal immigrants within a decade, said the report from the CBO, which said in its official cost estimate that it assumes some future temporary workers will overstay their time in the plan, adding up to a half-million by 2017 and 1 million by 2027. ....

And in a blow to President Bush's timetable, the CBO said the "triggers" -- setting up the verification system, deploying 20,000 U.S. Border Patrol agents to duty and constructing hundreds of miles of fencing and vehicle barriers -- won't be met until 2010.

Commentary and links at Captain's Quarters ...

Posted by Abdul at June 4, 2007 10:42 PM



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