Will GOP ignore cost of 'Dreamers' and pass bill?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

CA immigration marchRepublicans in Congress need to read an eye-opening report describing the billion-dollar cost of welcoming so-called Dreamers, according to an immigration watchdog.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, it will cost taxpayers almost $26 billion over the next decade if approximately two million immigrant "Dreamers" are legally able to claim more tax, education and other benefits that they are not eligible for, at least for now.  

Those newly legalized Dreamers, the CBO also found, will be able to sponsor approximately 80,000 more foreigners as part of chain migration policies.

William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, says there are two "camps" among congressional Republicans who need to review the CBO report. The first one, he says, wants to include DACA amnesty in a budget bill that will be passed just days before Christmas.

Gheen, William (ALIPAC)"To minimize public awareness and public backlash," Gheen warns, "against their dirty deeds done with amnesty - and the next amount of money and debt they're going to throw us into."

The second "camp" wants to hold off until the spring until the candidate filing period closes.

"Because they feel that, after filing period closes, they can see how many of their incumbents face GOP challengers," Gheen advises. "That would be a better time to pass the Dream Act amnesty."

The CBO report, released Dec. 15, estimated there are 11 to 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S. with approximately 3.25 million eligible for the Dream Act, The Washington Times reported.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Do evangelical Millennials you know tend to lean more 'pro-life' or more 'pro-choice'?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Latest: Senate GOP plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown
Dems, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered gov't
US marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage voting
Latest: Dems, Republicans feud over shutdown blame
Pope: Femicides in Latin America a scourge that must stop
Tens of thousands stage anti-corruption protest in Romania
Congressman denies misconduct claim; ethics probe may follow
Pence Middle East trip begins in Egypt, talks terrorism
Gov't shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing

LATEST FROM THE WEB

McConnell promises vote on ending shutdown by 1 a.m. Monday
GOP, Dems show no sign of retreat on shutdown's 1st day
White House's Marc Short: Dems 'conducting a 2-year-old temper tantrum' with shutdown
'Everything is at stake': Celebrities join women's marches in L.A., NYC, Sundance
US special forces spent three weeks testing border wall prototypes — the results couldn't be better

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Trump's 1st-yr. approval rating ties Obama's

Trump confident pointing upIn the face of all the “fake news” portraying President Donald Trump as a markedly unpopular president, the vocal Republican leader took to Twitter Friday to point out that his 46-percent first-year approval rating essentially tied former President Barack Obama’s at the close of his first year in office.