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197 Billion Reasons to Support Immigration Reform (and 700 Billion More the Following Decade)

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The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scoring of the Senate’s immigration bill:

The CBO score shows that there are now 197 billion reasons for Congress to do the right thing and pass immigration reform this year, and 700 billion more reasons over the following decade.

Immigration reform will boost economic growth, pay a hefty dividend to the American taxpayer, and lead to a significant decrease in the federal deficit – all this despite record-high spending on enforcement included in the Senate’s bill.  And despite claims from anti-immigrant opponents, the CBO shows that immigrants are and will continue to be productive contributors to our economy and society — not a drain, but a gain for our nation.