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CBO: Amnesty Will Only Cut Overstayed Visas 25%

From CNS News:

CBO: 75% of Illegal Immigration Would Continue Under Senate Immigration Bill

By Terence P. Jeffrey | June 19, 2013

(CNSNews.com) – … [T]he cost estimate of the legislation that was released on Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office says that the legislation would actually allow the flow of new illegal aliens into the United States to continue at a rate equal to 75 percent of the current rate of illegal immigration. This will be the case, in part, argues CBO, because of people who overstay temporary work visas that will be authorized by the bill.

But we thought we were going to crack down on overstayed visas, as well.

This revelation that 75 percent of illegal immigration would continue if the Senate immigration reform proposal were enacted is included in a section of the report headlined, “Future Unauthorized Residents.” The section is on page 23 of the 63-page report.

“Unauthorized residents would find it harder both to enter the country and to find employment while unauthorized,” says the report. “However, other aspects of the bill would probably increase the number of unauthorized residents—in particular, people overstaying their visas issued under the new programs for temporary workers.

“CBO estimates that, under the bill, the net annual flow of unauthorized residents would decrease by about 25 percent relative to what would occur under current law,” says the report, “resulting in a reduction in the U.S. population (including a reduction in the number of children born in the United States) relative to that benchmark of 1.6 million in 2023 and 2.5 million in 2033.’

For the record, this headline is misleading. As we have previously noted, the Wall Street Journal has found that overstayed visas account for somewhere between 40% and 50% of our current illegal alien population. Still, this is quite an admission from the CBO.

And, needless to say, it’s not a problem for the Democrats, who want to continue this pipeline of illegal aliens to fill the ranks of the underclass.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “CBO: Amnesty Will Only Cut Overstayed Visas 25%”

  1. GetBackJack says:


    If I’ve learned anything, is that what’s represented as the intent of Legislation will have the opposite effect in the real world outside the realm of madness inside the Beltway. I believe they are looking through the wrong end of the telescope.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Or, looking down the barrel to see if the g*n is loaded.

      Seems the best indicator of how our “education system” works is to observe elected people and try to figure out how their minds work.

      But you pretty much nailed it down. When an elected official says, “This will accomnplish X”, take out your calculator, subtract 180 degrees (or add 180, depending) and that’s what it will really do.

      Try it at home:

      “This bill will protect the domestic worker” means, “This bill will harm the domestic worker.”


      It’s easy.

    • GetBackJack says:

      Rusty, you will appreciate this – and probably seen it before – Never Believe Anything Until It’s Officially Denied

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