AP account of CBO scoring of “Border Security” Act ignores findings that borders will not be secured, wages will fall and unemployment will increase . . .

1. USA Today: WASHINGTON — The American economy would suffer some initial struggles if a Senate bill legalizing the nation’s million unauthorized immigrants becomes law, but the overall effect would be a reduction in the federal deficit, according to an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.

But the CBO also found that the border security components in the bill would reduce illegal immigration only by 25%.

2. AP: http://news.yahoo.com/cbo-senate-immigration-bill-help-economy-010711853.html

“Not all the forecast was as favorable, though. CBO said average wages would decline through 2025 as a result of the bill, and that unemployment would go up slightly.”

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