Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The Congressional Budget Office Estimate For The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, S. 744

“The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has confirmed what supporters of comprehensive immigration reform have long understood—that reforming our Nation’s broken immigration system makes economic sense.  I welcome CBO’s report today that confirms testimony that the Senate Judiciary Committee received months ago from economic experts and business leaders.  The bipartisan immigration reform legislation before the Senate will spur the economy and reduce our deficit, and CBO’s positive report today is a green light to passage if Senators really believe in deficit reduction.”

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