Daniel Greenfield

get free stuffAmnesty supporters have been pushing claims that deporting illegal aliens would cost fantastic amounts of money. The truth is that legalizing a horde of low wage people who already use massive amounts of government services would be fantastically expensive. This analysis, if anything, understates the real numbers. But it’s a window into just what illegal alien amnesty would cost us.

Amnesty for illegal immigrants …would require an immediate tax hike of $1.2 trillion, a $15,000 hit on every household in America, according to a new analysis of immigration reform.

The authoritative National Academy of Sciences said the cost to give some 11 million illegals citizenship rights would be staggering, though it suggested long-term benefits.

A Heritage Foundation analysis of the NAS study looked at just the impact amnesty would have and said that an immediate tax increase of $1.29 trillion would be needed to finance the infrastructure, school, welfare and other costs of illegals.

And no the illegals will not magically become the high earners and taxpayers of tomorrow. They will be the subsidized ObamaCare users, the free cell phone users and the free everything users.

And you will be paying for it…