Conservative groups on Monday criticized the comprehensive immigration reform bill making its way through the Senate, revealing divisions between conservative politicians and policy leaders on the issue.
Deportation statistics touted by the Obama administration came under fire earlier this month when experts testifying in federal court suggested that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is artificially inflating the numbers of deported illegal immigrants who have committed crime.
Law enforcement and federal immigration officials joined Sens. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) and David Vitter (R., La.) on Capitol Hill Thursday to blast the “Gang of Eight’s” immigration reform legislation, describing it as “amnesty” that would put public safety at risk.
The top Republicans on the House and Senate budget committees said they were “disappointed” with President Barack Obama’s budget plan during a conference call Wednesday, arguing it will add $8.2 trillion to the deficit while increasing taxes by $1.1 trillion.
Senate Democrats’ budget proposal is based on accounting gimmicks according to the top Republican on the Budget Committee, who claimed Thursday that it double-counts spending cuts and raises taxes by hundreds of billions of dollars more than advertised.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report Tuesday showing the Affordable Care Act could increase the deficit by $6.2 trillion, or .7 percent of GDP, over the next 75 years.