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Ask the Expert: Immigration Reform Is an Economy Booster

Ask the Expert: Immigration Reform Is an Economy Booster

Comprehensive Reform Leads to Increase in GDP, Tax Revenue, and Wages

The current weak economy makes it all the more vital for the United States to enact comprehensive immigration reform that legalizes undocumented workers.

Why should Congress enact comprehensive immigration reform in the current economy? Is legalizing undocumented immigrants really the best solution? How will legalizing undocumented immigrants affect native workers in the United States?

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Read the report:

Raising the Floor for American Workers: The Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Angela Maria Kelley

Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Senior Vice President, Center for American Progress