Take Two for May 7, 2013

Study: Immigration reform will cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion

Maglena Gomez waves an American flag as she and others participate in a march that organizers said was an attempt to get the U.S. Congress to say yes to immigration reform on April 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

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Maglena Gomez waves an American flag as she and others participate in a march that organizers said was an attempt to get the U.S. Congress to say yes to immigration reform on April 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

According to a new study by the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation, immigration reform will cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion. Immediately, lawmakers often aligned with the conservative Heritage Foundation challenged the reports conclusions, and that astronomical price tag.

Joining us now for some context and background on this, and on where the immigration reform bill might be headed is Christina Bellantoni, politics editor for PBS NewsHour.


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