May 27, 2006

Wonk War: the battle over CIRA numbers

The White House responded to Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation's bombshell analysis showing that the Hagel-Martinez act would allow in vastly more legal immigrants with a memo claiming it would really only be an eensy-teensy number, although the white House never gets around to saying what that number would be. Rector responds here.

It's important to keep in mind that neither side includes in their estimates the American-born children of the foreigners who would benefit from the law, which is a big, big number, as we saw from the Hispanic Baby Boom in California in the late 1980s and early 1990s following the last amnesty.

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