A legal status and road map to citizenship for the 11 million
undocumented immigrants in the country would have positive impacts on the
U.S. economy, and the sooner reform is implemented, the
bigger the gains, a new report from the Center for American Progress shows.
for the undocumented brings significant increases in economic growth
and earnings as well as tax revenues and jobs, said the report’s co-author Robert Lynch, visiting senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
status and citizenship enable the undocumented to produce and earn much
more,” he said. “The resulting productivity and wage gains then ripple
through the economy because immigrants are not just workers, they are
also consumers and tax payers. They will spend their increased earnings
on thousands of things.”
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