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Kevin Brady
Muted economic impact seen from immigration order

Economists expect President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration to have only a limited impact on the economy even though an analysis of an immigration plan passed last year by the Senate suggests a broad overhaul would trigger stronger economic growth. "If you look back in two years, you won't be able to discern it," said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, a conservative think tank, and a former director of the Congressional Budget Office. "It's going to bring an incredibly tiny benefit to the economy, and it's going to have an incredibly tiny impact on the budget." The political firestorm over the deportation...