May 09, 2013
by CNBC

The Heritage Foundation's new study on immigration reform is prompting a fiery debate among conservatives over the Senate's bipartisan immigration bill.

Co-author of the Heritage study Robert Rector and American Action Forum's Douglas Holtz-Eakin faced-off on the economics behind the immigration bill on CNBC's "The Kudlow Report" Monday night.

"With amnesty what you're doing is taking ten million illegal immigrants with an average education of 10th-grade and giving them access to 80 different programs, Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare," Rector said." "The net cost of that is that you're going to increase government spending by about nine trillion dollars."

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