Dream Act is Taxpayers’ Nightmare

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Bob Dane
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22 December 2017
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National News
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Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman famously assailed open-border immigration policies, declaring, “It’s just obvious you can’t have free immigration and a welfare state.”

Two decades later, the Congressional Budget Office confirmed Friedman’s admonition by putting a multibillion-dollar price tag on the latest amnesty legislation, the so-called DREAM Act.

S. 1615 would expand America’s welfare state by making up to 2 million deportable aliens eligible for a host of federal benefits — health insurance subsidies, child tax credits, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (a.k.a. food stamps) and higher education assistance, among others.

CBO estimates the bill, introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., would increase the federal budget deficit by $26 billion over the next decade...