Mary Giovagnoli, Director of the Immigration Policy Center at the American Immigration Council,...
Is It Possible To Be Against Illegal Immigration But For Reform?
Published on Wed, Aug 04, 2010
But according to a January 2010 study by the Immigration Policy Center, the cost of implementing comprehensive immigration reform would be considerable less than a sweeping program to deport all undocumented workers and their non-citizen family members.
From the study: “comprehensive immigration reform that includes a legalization program for unauthorized immigrants and enables a future flow of legal workers would result in a large economic benefit—a cumulative $1.5 trillion in added U.S. gross domestic product over 10 years. In stark contrast, a deportation-only policy would result in a loss of $2.6 trillion in GDP over 10 years.
Published in the OC Register | Read Article