For John, BLUF: Senator Dick Durbin is a prig who doesn't want a deal. He would rather have the fight than help the Dreamers. Nothing to see here; just move along.
A friend of mine sent this out in an EMail this morning:
Somewhere over the weekend I saw an interview with a wizard of analysis. Sorry, that’s all I remember (I was engaged in a very important discussion with my wife….) EXCEPT the dollar figure cost of every illegal immigrant. This organization did an in-depth analysis and determined that over an individual’s lifespan, each illegal immigrant cost us $75,000 each. They included all the puts and takes – taxes paid, etc.Allowing for errors and inflation and cost growth and illegal immigrant leakage, let us stay 12 years. Still, a bargain.
Bottom line: Worst case scenario, the wall pays for itself in 10 years.
Regards — Cliff