Amnesty Would Cost Trillions
“Robert Rector, a senior research fellow with the Heritage Foundation, expects the bipartisan immigration reform proposal, which includes a path to citizenship, will end up costing taxpayers more over time than the trillion-dollar calculations he testified to during debate over the 2007 immigration reform bill,” the Daily Caller says.
“According to Rector, the majority of the undocumented immigrants who would eventually be legalized by the legislation are largely uneducated, and therefore more likely to be dependent on government assistance. Fifty to 60 percent of the new immigrants are high school dropouts, and 75-80 percent have no more than a high school degree.”
House Members Craft Secret Amnesty Bill
“[S]everal sources familiar with the work of the House [amnesty] group said that it has come to a general consensus on a number of issues despite coming from different ideological places,” Politico reports. “The biggest sticking point is most likely their differing views on offering illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship. In an interview with POLITICO on Monday, Rep. Labrador said he supports the principles that the Senate laid out but insisted that “creating a new pathway” to citizenship for undocumented workers “is not a good idea.” It would encourage more illegal immigration, he said.”
Sen. Paul – GOP Must Evolve on Immigration
“Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that Republicans must ‘evolve’ on immigration while preventing America from becoming a magnet for immigrants to come and get benefits. ‘We cannot just be a beacon for everyone to come here on benefits,’ Paul said on conservative commentator Bryan Fischer’s radio program Wednesday,” Politico reports.
“‘You can’t have open borders in a welfare state. We’ve got a pretty significant welfare state, so it’s not just about normalizing the 11 or 12 million here, it’s whether or not while you’re doing that another 11 or 12 million come in, and I think that will bankrupt the country,’ Paul said.”
Ann Coulter – Rubio Plan a Path to GOP Oblivion
“Apart from finding out that Barack Obama did far worse in his re-election than nearly any other incumbent who won re-election, the only thing that perked me up after Nov. 6 was coming across a Time magazine published after the 2004 election, when George W. Bush won a second term.In the mirror image of all the 2012 post-election analyses, the Democrats were said to be finished, out of ideas, hopelessly unpopular. It’s like watching MSNBC, with the word ‘Democrats’ replaced with ‘Republicans,'” says Ann Coulter.
“The Democrats never change their ideas; they change the voters . . . Strangely, some Republicans seem determined to create more Democratic voters, too. That will be the primary result of Sen. Marco Rubio’s amnesty plan.”
Michelle Malkin: Amnesty Plan Throws Law-Abiding Immigrants Under the Bus
“President Obama and the bipartisan Gang of Eight in Washington who want to create a ‘pathway to citizenship’ for millions of illegal aliens have sent a message loud and clear to those who follow the rules: You’re chumps!” says Michelle Malkin.
“You want ‘comprehensive immigration reform’? Start with reliable adjudications, fully cleared backlogs, consistent interior enforcement, working background checks for the existing caseload, and efficient and effective deportation policies that punish law-breakers and do right by law-abiders.”