Immigration Bill Cuts $1 Trillion from Deficit but Only 25 Percent of Illegal Immigration

Wed Jun 19, 2013 AT 12:24 PM EDT

Congressional budget analysts said Tuesday that legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws would cut close to $1 trillion from the federal deficit over the next two decades and lead to more than 10 million new legal residents in the country, reports The New York Times. CBO also said, however,  that the bill would only cut illegal immigration by about 25 percent from its current projected levels, according to The Washington TimesRoll Call reports Speaker Boehner looked to quell a budding revolt Tuesday when he told his fellow Republicans that he didn’t anticipate bringing a bill to the floor without majority GOP support.

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