This is the kind of policy fight for which Jim DeMint was hired.
The former South Carolina GOP senator and tea party hero took over last month as president of the 40-year-old conservative think tank, and got straight to work. He has blasted the Gang of Eight’s proposal as “amnesty,” criticized negotiators for drafting the bill in secret and is trying to highlight the bill’s potential costs if millions of undocumented immigrants are made eligible for federal benefits.
The Cato Institute has been highly critical of the Heritage Foundation report, which says that the Senate immigration overhaul bill would cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion over 50 years. Here is what AEI has to say.