Beth Werlin, Deputy Legal Director for the American Immigration Council, discusses the recent...
Legalizing unauthorized immigrants would help economy, study says
Published on Thu, Jan 07, 2010
Legalization of the more than 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States would raise wages, increase consumption, create jobs and generate more tax revenue, two policy institutes say in a joint report Thursday. The report by the Center for American Progress and the American Immigration Council estimates that "comprehensive immigration reform that legalizes currently unauthorized immigrants and creates flexible legal limits on future immigration" would yield at least $1.5 trillion in added U.S. gross domestic product over a 10-year period.
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