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We Imported Poverty
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Jim DeMint -- Washington Times -- May 5  
Immigration reform will cost Americans trillions
    Former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint argued on Sunday that implementing immigration reform as proposed by the "Gang of Eight" would "cost Americans trillions of dollars."
    "The study you'll see from Heritage this week presents a staggering cost of another amnesty in our country and the detrimental effects long term that that will have," Mr. DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation, said on ABC's "This Week."
    "There's no reason we can't begin to fix our immigration system so that we won't make this problem worse," he continued. "But the bill that's being presented is unfair to those who came here legally. It will cost Americans trillions of dollars. It'll make our unlawful immigration system worse."
    Host George Stephanopoulos then cited a 2007 study by Robert Rector, who predicted amnesty for all illegal immigrants would cost at least $2.6 trillion. Mr. DeMint emphatically stated it will cost "much more than that."
    "If you consider all the factors related to the amnesty ---- and, believe me, this is comprehensive --- that it will have a negative long-term impact on our gross domestic product," Mr. DeMint concluded. "So we just want Congress, for once, to count the cost of a bill. They're notorious for underestimating the cost and not understanding the consequences."
Red DotGlenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report
    Years ago I ran a grass-roots group in California called Voice of Citizens Together (now American Patrol Report). After studying a report on the cost of illegal immigration to L.A County, I wrote my Sept. 1992 newsletter headline: L.A.'s Number One Import: Poverty.
    Over the decades our government looked the other way as millions of poor people with little education, little or no English language skills - and dismal economic futures - poured into our welfare state. It was done without a real national discussion. We are (hopefully) about to have that discussion. This should be interesting.

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