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Cost of Senate Immigration Bill Put at $126 Billion
The Senate's embattled immigration bill would raise government spending by as much as $126 billion over the next decade, as the government begins paying out federal benefits to millions of new legal workers and cracks down on the border, a new Congressional Budget Office analysis concludes.
Newly legalized immigrants would claim nearly $50 billion in federal benefits such as the earned income and child tax credits, Medicaid, and Social Security.
You have to look at the sidebar on this article that breaks down the cost estimates. The enforcement measures carry a reasonable cost, the Employment Eligibility Verification System will cost $1.6 billion, while the "let's give them amnesty measures" will break the bank. The Earned income and child tax credits will cost us $24.5 billion.
Detention facilities for 20,000 people: $2.6 billion
Medicaid: $11.7 bilion
Republicans acting like they are fiscal conservatives when they are selling out this country: Priceless.