The Congressional Budget Office released a new report on Wednesday. It found the Senate's immigration bill would reduce illegal immigration into the U.S. by anywhere between 33 and 50 percent (compared to existing law). The CBO also said the bill would reduce the U.S. budget deficit by $158 billion despite spending $36 billion on additional border security.
Bill supporters say all of that data supports their case. It does not, however, mean the Senate's version of immigration reform will go anywhere in the House.
Jonathan Strong, political reporter for National Review, discussed the issue with Capital Insider.