Conservative duel

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Today, with a broadsword — i.e., a hefty special report on the would-be cost of an immigration overhaul — the conservation Heritage Foundation announced that if enacted the bipartisan legislation would cost taxpayers a whopping $6.3 trillion. Read it, but don’t weep (at least not yet).

For on the other side stands the American Action Forum, ready to slice through Heritage’s projected costs on “the amnesty for current unlawful immigrants” with its analysis. Last month, the ‘Burgh’s own Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the former head of the Congressional Budget Office, found that integrating the estimated 11 million immigrants here illegally would be a good thing … Continue reading

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