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Biden’s amnesty to cost Americans nearly $ 500 billion over 20 years

A plan by President Joe Biden to pardon millions of illegal aliens would cost U.S. taxpayers nearly $ 500 billion over two decades, new analysis reveals.

Late last month, House Democrats passed the filibuster “Build Back Better” reconciliation program, which includes amnesty for nearly seven million illegal aliens. Indeed, millions of illegal aliens could be granted parole through legislation and thus be protected from deportation while obtaining work permits to compete with working class Americans for jobs.

A new analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) indicates that over a 20-year period, the amnesty will cost U.S. taxpayers more than $ 483 billion, according to figures from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Center for Immigration Studies

CIS Research Director Steven Camarota writes that much of the cost is the result of the amnesty opening of a number of federal welfare programs to illegal aliens:

According to the CBO, the main reason a parole amnesty would result in significant new spending is that Amnesty recipients could receive grants from the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Income and Child Tax Credits, Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, often called food stamps), Social security and health insurance to a much greater extent than they would without legal status. [Emphasis added]

Although they provide a snapshot of the fiscal cost of the amnesty plan, the CBO figures do not take into account the millions to billions of lost wages and jobs that such a plan could have, as illegal aliens would be legally allowed to compete for jobs against Americans.

Specifically, the amnesty would allow illegal aliens to obtain work permits, driver’s licenses and documents to travel abroad for at least a decade, provided they can prove they are resident. in the United States since 2010.

Each year, 1.2 million legal immigrants receive green cards to permanently resettle in the United States. In addition, 1.4 million foreign nationals are issued visas for employment in the United States. In addition to legal immigration levels, federal authorities expect more than two million illegal aliens to have attempted to enter the United States, many successfully, in the past year.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on twitter here.


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