Dream Act

DREAM Act Costs Equal $6.2 Billion a Year

Activists from a group called the Student Immigrant Movement march from the Boston Statehouse en route to the office of U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass. , to deliver
1,500 letters asking for his support for a federal immigration law known as the Dream Act

The costs of the DREAM Act are now out.

A group advocating for tighter immigration laws estimates that a hotly debated bill that would give tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who attend college or join the military a path to legal status would cost taxpayers $6.2 billion a year and “crowd out” U.S. students in the classroom

A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies says the so-called DREAM Act, which would give more than 2 million young immigrants brought to the United States before the age of 16 a chance to become legal residents, could erode the educational opportunities available to U.S. citizens.

The report, “Estimating the Impact of the DREAM Act,” comes as Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, seeks an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office of the legislation’s cost before there’s a vote. King, who issued a letter Wednesday afternoon to CBO, claims Senate Democrats are hiding an analysis that shows the legislation will cost upwards of $20 billion.

But Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday the CBO scored the current version of the bill in the House as neutral.

Not so fast, Big Sis. The costs are neutral?

Uh No.

But, then again, we are used to CBO spin from the ObamaCare misrepresntations and outright lies.

At the time I filed the column yesterday, the CBO had yet to release its score of the Dems’ latest iteration of the illegal alien DREAM Act bailout. The score — and as we know from the CBO Obamacare cooked numbers, these analyses need to be taken with a huge grain of salt — is now out and was apparently leaked to a pro-DREAM Act group first here. It reports that the current DREAM Act legislation, S3992 — and as you know from the Obamacare debacle, what’s written in these massive Democrat bills differs greatly from reality — would “increase revenues by $2.3 billion over 10 years,” but “would increase net direct spending by $912 million over the 2011-2020 period.” While CBO writes that “implementation by DHS would have no significant impact on spending subject to appropriation,” it goes on to estimate “that the bill would increase projected deficits by more than $5 billion in at least one of the four consecutive 10-year periods starting in 2021.” And that doesn’t include the costs of all the unlimited family members that the millions of DREAM Act beneficiaries would be able to bring to the U.S.

Just say NO to the DREAM Act.

With the machinations of the Obama Administration and the Senate Deocrats, it is unclear whether the DREAM Act will come to the Senate floor for a vote. But, melt the phones anyway and tell your Representative and Senator to vote NO.

Stay tuned…..