Letter to the Honorable Susan M. Collins Regarding the Budgetary Effects of S. 534, the Immigration Rule of Law Act of 2015February 26, 2015
CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation have analyzed S. 534, the Immigration Rule of Law Act of 2015, as introduced on February 23, 2015.
ReportJanuary 15, 2015
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.
Cost EstimateJuly 3, 2013
As passed by the Senate on June 27, 2013
The Economic Impact of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization ActJune 18, 2013
S. 744 would boost economic output—CBO projects—by 3.3 percent in 2023 and by 5.4 percent in 2033. Employment, investment, and productivity would increase, but average wages would be less than under current law until 2025.
ReportMay 8, 2013
About 40 million foreign-born people now live in the United States, accounting for about 13 percent of the total population.
ReportDecember 3, 2010
This document presents data through 2009 on permanent and temporary admissions of foreign nationals to the United States, the number and types of visas issued, the naturalization of residents, and enforcement of immigration laws.
ReportJuly 23, 2010
This document incorporates data through 2009. It focuses on the growing number of foreign-born workers, the countries from which they have come, their educational attainment, the types of jobs they hold, and their earnings.