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The Bottom Line: Exploring the Costs and Benefits of Immigration Reform

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 5:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

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Recap: BPC Panel Explores Immigration’s Costs and Benefits

As Congress continues to look at possible ways to reform our immigration system, one of the key points of contention surrounding these efforts is the cost of reform to the American taxpayers. Although CBO has only recently announced that it will begin its work to assess the current “Gang of Eight” bill, many organizations have begun a healthy debate over the bill’s impact on the long-term and short-term federal budget as well as its wider impact on the economy. BPC hosted a conversation on both the costs and economic benefits of immigration reform.


Steve Camarota

Director of Research, Center for Immigration Studies

Douglas Holtz-Eakin

President, American Action Forum

Former Director, Congressional Budget Office

Robert G. Lynch

Visiting Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Robert Rector

Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation


Julie Hirschfeld Davis

National Political Reporter, Bloomberg


The Hill: Groups spar over immigration bill’s price tag

The Daily Caller: Illegal aliens already eligible for retirement programs, says Heritage Foundation critic

The Washington Times: Safety net issue snags reforms to immigration; public balks at benefits for the newly legalized

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Economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector headline panel on immigration reform (7566)
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