By: Amy Payne From: Heritage.org
What’s wrong with the Gang of Eight’s immigration plan?
Heritage President Jim DeMint's response:
“It’s unfair, it costs too much, and it’s going to make the problem worse.”
On “The Kudlow Report” April 30, DeMint told host Larry Kudlow that it’s important to focus on what we know about the bill—not merely what is promised for the future.
“I’ve heard a lot of promises about bills that have gone through Congress,” DeMint said. “The only thing that I know about this bill is that it’s going to give legal status and eventual citizenship to those who came here unlawfully. The rest are just promises.”
He added that “people are just beginning to see what’s in the bill” and that “if it was as simple as they said it was, it wouldn’t be over 800 pages.”
The priority needs to be fixing the immigration system so that it “works for Americans.”
“Lawful immigration is good for our economy. It’s good for our culture. And that’s what we need to make sure works better in the future,” DeMint said.
DeMint explained that the cost of amnesty for unlawful immigrants is something American taxpayers cannot bear.