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.
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 Estimate
As passed by the Senate on June 27, 2013
- ReportThe Economic Impact of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
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.
About 40 million foreign-born people now live in the United States, accounting for about 13 percent of the total population.
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.
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.