Tag: Congressional Budget Office

Border Wall Prototypes Complete, Next Steps Unclear

Written by on November 2, 2017 in Border Enforcement, Enforcement with 0 Comments
Border Wall Prototypes Complete, Next Steps Unclear

Border apprehensions, which is the main indicator used to examine how many people are attempting to enter the United States are at record lows not seen since the 1970s. A September report released by the Department of Homeland Security also indicates the U.S.-Mexico border is now more secure than ever before. Yet despite these trends, […]

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House Bill to Seal the Border is Unrealistic, Congressional Budget Office Finds

Written by on January 28, 2015 in Enforcement, Legislation with 1 Comment
House Bill to Seal the Border is Unrealistic, Congressional Budget Office Finds

Last week, the House Homeland Security Committee sent to the House floor H.R. 399, the “Secure our Borders First” Act. The measure would mandate 100 percent “operational control”—defined as “the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States”—of high traffic areas within two years, and the entire Southern border within five. DHS Secretary Jeh […]

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CBO Gives High Marks to Senate Immigration Bill

Written by on June 19, 2013 in Economics, Legislation, Reform with 0 Comments
CBO Gives High Marks to Senate Immigration Bill

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its much-anticipated “scoring,” or cost estimate, of the Senate immigration bill. Overall, the numbers are good. Very good. The CBO projects 20 years ahead and predicts fiscal savings in the amount of roughly $1 trillion. In addition, the CBO explained in a separate report that the bill would […]

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