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Startling new report this morning and that outlines how much this immigration reform bill.
Could it cost the country if it passes at least in the opinion of this report and based on its work we're going to be joined by former Republican senator Jim dement.
Who warns that American taxpayers can be on the hook for trillions of dollars listen to -- There's no reason we came -- to fix our immigration system so that we won't make this problem worse but the bill that's being presented.
Is unfair to those who came here legally it'll cost Americans trillions of dollars it'll make our unlawful immigration system worse.
Stephen Moore is senior economic -- for the Wall Street Journal.
Trillions of dollars.
-- and this bill is he right CNN.
Well you know what let's start with the big picture because I think this meritage reported by the way carriage that.
Very well respected research organization but I think it leaves the impression -- that immigrants are costs to the economy and that's one thing almost all economists disagree with that that we are very much benefitted by being a nation of immigrants set and that was when we allow -- skilled people and hard working people it makes our economy grow out.
What heritage as saying in this report is by moving these ten million.
Illegal aliens into the legal system that they will -- become eligible for rarest kinds of government benefits and that that will cost money.
I think one of the things they leave out.
Martha is that if you look at the report it's I mean the bill itself as it's now being as it's now drafted.
It doesn't -- immigrants would not be eligible for these benefits for 56 or seven -- -- until after they become legal.
Yeah I mean according to some reports it would be thirteen years that's right but then they're saying that you know down the road once you start to kick in Medicare Social Security's basically like.
You know just -- you up to the number of people in the country which is what they would be doing this.
That that you're gonna add and a lot more costly entitlement front and that it's not outweighed according to their research by the revenue the tax revenue that would be brought in.
By eight making people citizens' right.
Right that's what they're saying and I think there are a lot of contrary sites back there is just a study they came about a week or two ago from the former head of the Congressional Budget Office.
Martha which said look that this bill will actually be a big economic boom for the country and it could grow our GDP and actually make our deficit problem.
You know better not worse by lowering that dobbs said an increasing tax revenue so you gotta look at both sides of the equation yes.
The immigrants will use benefits no question about that.
But as they become more productive citizens and they come out of the shadows a lot of economists myself included think they'll become more productive -- they'll pay more taxes and potentially start businesses an implant but you don't -- that so I think that's -- can't point out that immigrants are very entrepreneurial based.
Don't a lot of businesses in this country I'm glad I made that key points he's coming up.
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