CBO Estimate Shows Benefits and Need for Real Reform
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 3, 2013 — Today, the Congressional Budget Office released an updated estimate of how the Senate immigration bill (S. 744) will affect flows of illegal immigration. The report concluded “the net inflow would be reduced by between one third and one-half compared with the projected net inflow under current law.”
David Bier, Immigration Policy Analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, called the news progress, but offered two suggestions to further improve illegal immigration. “First, this report shows why Congress should create a system that automatically increases the number of guest work visas in any year in which border crossings increase,” Bier said. “More legal immigration will take pressure off the border and make other amnesties unnecessary.