It would cost $26 billion to legalize 'Dreamers'

On Friday the Congressional Budget Office said that legalizing 2 million illegal alien "Dreamers" would cost $29.5 billion over the next decade. The CBO also said that newly legalized Dreamers would be able to sponsor 80,000 more immigrants to enter the U.S. through "chain migration."

Pro-DACA activists argue that legalizing Dreamers would be a good thing for the economy, but this report says other wise. The budget analysis reads:

“In total, CBO and JCT estimate that changes in direct spending and revenues from enacting [the bill] would increase budget deficits by $25.9 billion over the 2018-2027 period."

There are between 11 million and 12 million illegal aliens in the country right now, and about 3.25 million of them would be eligible for the Dream Act.

The CBO says that of the eligible 3.25 million, about 2 million would actually apply, and 1.6 of them would get DACA status over the next decade.

About 1 million would eventually become citizens within the decade, which would let them sponsor other relatives to enter the country.

Click here to read more about the findings at the Washington Times.

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