Heritage Foundation: Immigration reform too costly

  • Article by: Jim DeMint and Robert Rector , Special to the Washington Post
  • Updated: May 9, 2013 - 10:22 AM

The economist Milton Friedman warned that the United States cannot have open borders and an extensive welfare state. He was right, and his reasoning extends to amnesty for the more than 11 million unlawful immigrants in this country. In addition to being unfair to those who follow the law and encouraging more unlawful immigration in the future, amnesty has a substantial price tag.

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