From the Washington Times:
The Heritage Foundation said Monday that legalizing illegal immigrants would cost taxpayers a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years — releasing a report that ignited a venomous battle over an immigration bill and who is truly representing the conservative movement in the debate.
Driving the costs in the Heritage report are simple demographics: Illegal immigrants are more likely to lack a high school education, and more than a third of households headed by illegal immigrants live below the poverty line, meaning those households consume more in services than they pay in taxes. …
Over the course of a lifetime, that works out to each illegal immigrant-led household taking $592,000 more in government benefits than would be paid in taxes, said Robert Rector, the report’s chief author.
“This should be considered a minimum estimate,” Mr. Rector and co-author Jason Richwine wrote. “It probably understates real future costs because it undercounts the number of unlawful immigrants and dependents who will actually receive amnesty and underestimates significantly the future growth in welfare and medical benefits.”
Some people like former MS governor Haley Barbour accuse Heritage of putting out a purely political document designed to scare conservatives in Congress. I say “be afraid. Be very afraid.” I thought Sen. Rubio had caught on to the fact that he is being played by Chuckie Schumer, but I keep hearing the ads (video of ad in the link) he made promoting the so-called “Gang of 8” “comprehensive immigration reform” (read “obfuscate the reality by overwhelming everyone with complexity” bill) for The American Action Network, a group formed by “former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman and GOP donor and activist Fred Malek,” according to the Newsmax article linked in this paragraph.
Please check out Shades of Obamacare. DHS Admits It’s Not Ready to Secure the Border. describing the admission by the Department of Homeland Security that they are not ready to comply with the border security requirements contained in the bill. Shades of Obamacare, and we know how well that’s working out.