How Changes in Immigration Policy Might Affect the Federal Budget


Proposals to modify U.S. immigration policy vary greatly in terms of their potential impact on the federal budget. CBO details the factors the agency considers when estimating the budgetary effects of proposed changes to immigration policy.

Corrections and Updates

On January 16, 2015, CBO posted a corrected version of this report. The corrected version includes some minor edits that had been inadvertently omitted; the only additional information appears in Box 1, paragraph 4.