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After spending another $38 billion, Senate immigration bill still leaves 7.5 million illegal immigrants in US

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“Illegal immigration will be a thing of the past,” Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., predicted when the Senate began debating his immigration reform bill on June 11, 2013. But a second CBO report released Wednesday again shows Schumer is wrong.

The Congressional Budget Office’s first report on the Schumer-Rubio immigration bill estimated that, despite granting amnesty to an estimated 8 million illegal immigrants in 2013, there would still be another 8.3 million illegal immigrants in the United States by 2023.

After the CBO released its report, Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., introduced their own “border surge” amendment that doubled the size of the Border Patrol and “solves the problem” of illegal immigration, according to Corker.

But the CBO disagrees. The CBO has released another report, this time concluding that, while the Corker-Hoeven amendment does spend $38 billion more than the original Schumer-Rubio immigration bill, it only decreases illegal immigration by 800,000 by 2023. That means that, even if the current version of the Schumer-Rubio bill became law, an estimated 7.5 million illegal immigrants would be in the U.S. by 2023.

Since the American people will no more want to deport the 7.5 million illegal immigrants that will be in the country by 2023 than they want to deport the 11.5 million in the country today, pro-amnesty Republicans will be forced to embrace another amnesty in just 10 years.

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