Cecilia Munoz, the Director of the Domestic Policy Council, wrote for the White House Blog on August 30, 2013. Her words and views, without reservation, paint a picture of positive economic outcomes as a result of passing the Immigration Reform Bill that is still being pondered. Ms. Munoz quotes:
“There’s a reason that President Obama describes immigration reform as an economic imperative, and now that the Senate has passed a bill with a strong bipartisan vote, we can actually measure what the economic impact of this bill will be. The numbers are impressive: the Senate-passed immigration bill would:
· Strengthen the overall economy and grow U.S. GDP by 3.3 percent in 2023 and 5.4 percent in 2033 – an increase of roughly $700 billion in 2023 and $1.4 trillion in 2033 in today’s dollars.
- Increase real wages by 0.5 percent in 2033 relative to current law – the equivalent of about an annual $250 increase today for a median household.
- Reduce the federal deficit by nearly $850 billion over the next 20 years.”
Unambiguous, these facts lead a reader to believe that this bill is certainly good for the United States’ economy. Yet so many other articles based on studies have shown just the opposite.
· A 2012 report by the Center for Immigration Studies, www.cis.org, revealed that 36 percent of immigrant headed households used at least one major welfare benefit compared to 23 percent of native headed households.
· The same study reveals that households headed by Mexican Immigrants used at least one major welfare benefit program 57 percent of the time! The largest sector of immigrants who will receive amnesty in the Immigration Reform Bill are from Mexico.
· “It’ll cost Americans trillions of dollars…” Jim DeMint, the outspoken ex-senator and now head of the Heritage Foundation stated on May 5, 2013.
· The Immigration Reform Bill will hurt black Americans worse. A bipartisan letter by a group of black leaders purported.
These are only a sampling of the many articles and statements by researchers and leaders from around the United States that oppose the blanket amnesty plan that the Immigration Reform Bill currently in the senate would create.