The Cost of Congressional Inaction on Immigration

While deferred action is an important interim step, comprehensive immigration reform that provides a pathway to citizenship would provide enormous benefits to the U.S. economy.

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idea_bulbEach day that the United States fails to advance a rational and humane approach to the nation’s broken immigration system, the country misses out on significant economic benefits. The deferred action programs are an important interim step toward a long-term solution, and they will produce significant economic and fiscal gains. But those gains pale in comparison to the benefits that America would reap from legislative reform that includes a pathway to citizenship.

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