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And now the immigration reform bill facing its first congressional test the Senate Judiciary Committee is considering.
Proposed changes in that 844.
Page legislation with some 300 amendments pending.
So lawmakers could be at this for awhile -- this is as the cost of passing so called immigration reform is drawing some more scrutiny this week.
This after the conservative Heritage Foundation released a report.
That says the measure will cost American taxpayers trillions and trillions of dollars however.
Even some fellow conservatives and tax -- Are having trouble with that very report saying that the numbers are wrong so who's right how much is it's gonna cost as.
-- William La -- has been -- the numbers and he joins us live from Los Angeles William.
Well -- every analysis depends on what cost -- include how much to implement the bill.
Processing cost Border Patrol what other drug costs -- public services to the illegal population finally.
The benefit that new immigrants bring to the overall economy.
So the cost and they will break down in this way opponents say this isn't about immigration but education.
If you don't finish high school legal or not.
You'll consume more in public benefits and you pay in taxes you can see here according the Center for Immigration Studies.
Basically you've got 66%.
Without a high school degree live in or near poverty -- 1% of new immigrants -- even less on average just 101000 dollars a year.
It without -- education level 59% will require welfare to get by food stamps free health care subsidized housing.
It was that low income seven -- 70% it will not pay a federal income tax which is like critics say legalizing eleven million undocumented immigrants from presents and -- Cost to taxpayers.
The problem with legalizing illegal immigrants.
Is we think that nearly 80%.
Have no education beyond high school so there's no way for them to pay.
Enough in taxes to cover their consumption a public services.
Now reform supporters say that analysis is shortsighted and incomplete -- does American business need the labor but for the first of thirteen years most these illegals and I'm entitled to welfare.
As immigrants climb the economic latter the American economy will grow.
This isn't just some increase.
In the economic health of the country it's two point seven trillion dollars in advantage reducing.
The deficit by having more people working.
More people working more people paying taxes is not a tax increase.
It is deficit reduction with out a tax increase.
So supporters say America needs the labor.
And -- taxes -- to be paid by more skilled workers being brought in will be a double that number that's an offset the cost of the unskilled people in the public benefits and by doubling those merit based immigrants -- that we are going to boost the birth rate.
Which will help pay for people Social Security.
It all depends on how you slice.
Hi thank you haley's dad says and at that high of -- states every time.
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