CBO: Senate amnesty would only reduce flow of illegal aliens by 25% a year

This joke would be funnier if it were on some other country:
The Senate's immigration bill will cut annual illegal immigration by just 25 percent, and the bill's new guest-worker program could lead to at least 500,000 more illegal aliens within a decade, Congress' accounting arm said yesterday.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said in its official cost estimate that many guest workers will overstay their time in the plan, with the number totaling a half-million in 2017 and reaching 1 million a decade later...

...In a blow to President Bush's timetable, the CBO said the security "triggers" that must be met before the guest-worker program can begin won't be met until 2010. Mr. Bush had hoped to have those triggers -- setting up a verification system, deploying 20,000 U.S. Border Patrol agents and constructing hundreds of miles of fencing and vehicle barriers -- completed about the time he leaves office in January 2009...
UPDATE: The CBO analysis doesn't include several costs, as detailed here.


I sent my messages to the senate against S.1348: faxes, mailings, calls and e-mails. Two weeks ago, I mailed out to 20+ senators in the middle on this issue, stating opposition to legalization, in the name of loyalty being owed to our fellow citizens, the net taxpayers. There's still time to make some more calls. People in the small states, who have wavering Senators, can get dozens of times the effect of someone in NY or CA. Remember we are literate, and the other side of this issue quite commonly is not.