Why Is $113 Billion Illegal Immigration Cost Ignored In Debt Ceiling Debate?

While the debt ceiling debate rages and Congress is busy haggling over who should be taxed and what programs should be slashed, they’ve promised to consider all options except…one.

Lawmakers have chosen to forget that immigration is a discretionary social policy that by definition is designed to be adjusted to serve the nation’s broad national interest, particularly during difficult economic times. This discretionary policy is a powerful economic tool, but only if it is brought out and used.

Read what immigration reforms Congress could enact now to lower taxpayer burdens in this article that I penned for FoxNews.com.

About Author


Bob Dane, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s Executive Director, has been with FAIR since 2006. His deep belief is that immigration is the most transformational determinant of where we are heading as a nation and that our policies must be reformed in the public interest. Over many years on thousands of radio, TV and print interviews, Bob has made the case that unless immigration is regulated and sensibly reduced, it will be difficult for America to reduce unemployment, increase wages, improve health care and education and heighten national security. Prior to joining FAIR, Bob spent twenty years in network radio, marketing and communications after an earlier career in policy and budgeting within the Reagan Administration. Bob has a degree from George Mason University in Public Administration and Management.

1 Comment

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    I can not believe whenever I see the ever rising costs of illegal immigration in the U.S. that politicians do not pen the laws to rid the U.S. of these criminals. Will they ever take off the blinders and do the right thing for our nation? They must before like many other things in this country right now it is too late.