Over 6 Million Illegal Immigrants Set to Receive Benefits Under Build Back Better Act

According to a review by the Congressional Budget Office, more than 6 million illegal immigrants in the United States would be granted amnesty and allowed to obtain government benefits by House Democrats’ Build Back Better Act.

The Migration Policy Institute in Washington estimated in a Nov. 24 brief that up to 7.2 million noncitizens could be granted the ability to live and work in the country.

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The conservative Center for Immigration Studies concluded that the bill doing away with the requirement that children have a Social Security number for a parent to obtain the child tax credit could result in $10.5 billion being paid out.

The CBO also found that by granting millions of illegal immigrants the ability to work legally and pay taxes, the bill would increase federal revenue over the next 10 years. In the long run, however, the amnesty would add to federal deficits.

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“Many of those parolees would subsequently receive lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. A few million other people, most of whom are already in the United States, would gain LPR status through the provisions … or as immediate relatives of those who gain LPR status under the bill,” the CBO stated in its review of H.R. 5376.

CBO estimates that enacting this title would result in a net increase in the unified deficit totaling $115.1 billion over the 2022-2031 period.

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That increase in the deficit would result from an increase in direct spending of $147.2 billion and an increase in revenues of $32.1 billion.

Some of those budgetary effects are associated with Social Security, which is classified as off-budget. The increase in the on-budget deficit over that period would be $121.7 billion.

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The budgetary effects would be noticeably greater during the following decade, resulting in an increase in the unified deficit totaling $369 billion over the 2032-2041 period.

Roughly 3 million of the 6.5 million would be eligible to become lawful permanent residents, the prerequisite for applying to become a U.S. citizen.

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