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Greg Siskind

CBO: Senate Bill Would Dramatically Cut Illegal Immigration...But at a Cost

The Congressional Budget Office released a report today analyzing the fiscal impact of the changes to the immigration bill made by the Hoeven-Corker Amendment. The bill would cost $38 billion more than it cost without the new security provisions, but it also would double the estimated reduction in illegal immigration. The price tag for the additional reduction in illegal immigration - $47,500 per person prevented from entering the US.

About The Author Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at

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