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June 18, 2013

White House touts CBO immigration report

The White House welcomed today's Congressional Budget Office report, calling it "more proof that bipartisan commonsense immigration reform will be good for economic growth and deficit reduction."

The report released today says the Senate's immigration bill would reduce the deficit over the next 10 years by $197 billion, and by about $700 billion over the following decade.

Press Secretary Jay Carney says it comes on the heels of a recent analysis by the Social Security Administration's chief actuary who said the bill would strengthen the long-term solvency of Social Security.

"The Congressional Budget Office also made clear that passage of the immigration bill would not only reduce the deficit, it would increase economic growth for years to come,' Carney said.


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