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Top 5 Reasons Why Immigration Reform Means More Tax Revenues

immigration, taxesImmigration reform would lead to significant increases in the country’s tax revenues.

By Patrick Oakford | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How Will Immigration Reform Impact the Medicare Trust Fund?

Immigration activists article icon Issue Brief Immigration reform that provides legal status and earned citizenship to undocumented immigrants would extend the solvency of the Medicare trust fund by four years and provide a net contribution to the trust fund for the next three decades.

By Patrick Oakford and Robert Lynch | Thursday, February 27, 2014

El alto precio de no tener una reforma inmigratoria

Hay una hecho sobre el debate de la reforma inmigratoria que no se puede negar, ni antes del cierre de gobierno, ni durante, ni ahora y aun cuando el Congreso regrese a las discusiones sobre el tema: Mantener el estatus quo no está libre de costos. Cada día que el Congreso falla en aprobar una […]

By Marshall Fitz, Patrick Oakford, and Karina Marquez | Monday, October 28, 2013

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Will Benefit American Workers

Immigration rally article icon Issue Brief The Senate immigration reform bill would repair our nation’s broken immigration system, which undermines immigrants’ employment rights and subsequently harms American workers.

By Adriana Kugler and Patrick Oakford | Thursday, September 12, 2013

Immigration Helps American Workers’ Wages and Job Opportunities

Common-sense immigration reform such as S. 744, which was passed by the Senate in June, will lead to higher wages and better job opportunities for all American workers.

By Adriana Kugler and Patrick Oakford | Thursday, August 29, 2013

Porqué la legalización y la ciudadanía serían beneficiales para todos los estadounidenses

Immigration rallyAprobar la reforma inmigratoria podría impulsar a la economía para todos los estadounidenses y no sólo ayudar a los inmigrantes, sino también a los estadounidenses nativos y ciudadanos naturalizados.

By Patrick Oakford, Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Karina Marquez | Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Price of Inaction on Immigration Reform Is Too High

Immigration reformMaintaining the immigration status quo costs all Americans money in lost growth and revenue that will come from legalization and citizenship—and we can’t afford it.

By Marshall Fitz and Patrick Oakford | Friday, July 12, 2013

The 6 Key Takeaways from the CBO Cost Estimate of S. 744

Immigration reformComprehensive immigration reform will be a boon to our economy, and the tax contributions of immigrants will more than pay for any additional costs that arise from this reform.

By Robert Lynch and Patrick Oakford | Friday, June 21, 2013

Improving Lives, Strengthening Finances: The Benefits of Immigration Reform to Social Security

Immigration rally article icon Issue Brief Providing an earned pathway to legal status and citizenship for undocumented immigrants will improve the solvency of Social Security.

By Adriana Kugler, Robert Lynch, and Patrick Oakford | Friday, June 14, 2013

National and State-by-State Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform

Immigration article icon Issue Brief Granting undocumented immigrants legal status and a road map to citizenship would have economic benefits for individual states and the nation as a whole.

By Robert Lynch and Patrick Oakford | Friday, May 17, 2013

Unequal Pay Day for Immigrant Women

bars icon Charts Numbers show that immigrant women are disproportionally impacted by unequal pay.

By Ann Garcia and Patrick Oakford | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Los efectos económicos de conceder el estatus legal y la ciudadanía a los inmigrantes indocumentados

En los últimos meses, el movimiento hacia la reforma inmigratoria integral se ha acelerado de manera apreciable. El bipartidista “Grupo de los 8” en el Senado—grupo integrado por 4 senadores demócratas y 4 senadores republicanos—dieron a conocer un marco para la reforma migratoria el 28 de enero y al día siguiente el Presidente Barack Obama […]

By Robert Lynch and Patrick Oakford | Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Economic Effects of Granting Legal Status and Citizenship to Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration reform rally book_alt2 icon Report Permitting the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants to earn the privilege of citizenship will significantly expand economic growth, boost incomes, create jobs, and increase tax revenues.

By Robert Lynch and Patrick Oakford | Wednesday, March 20, 2013

INFOGRÁFICA: El crecimiento del electorado latino en estados claves

Ver los datos de los votantes elegibles en todas las carreras en 2012, 2014, y 2016 Patrick Oakford es asistente de investigación en el departamento de Política Económica en el Centro para el Progreso Estadounidense. Vanessa Cárdenas es Directora de Progress 2050 en el Centro.  

By Patrick Oakford and Vanessa Cárdenas | Friday, March 1, 2013

Infographic: The Growth of the Latino Electorate in Key States

Latino voters made a remarkable difference in the 2012 elections, and given the Latino population's rapid growth, its political influence will likely be greater in the 2014 and 2016 elections.

By Patrick Oakford and Vanessa Cárdenas | Thursday, February 28, 2013