Curbing access to supports such as supplemental nutrition assistance and the earned income and child tax credits not only undermines economic security for millions of undocumented immigrants, but also denies potential economic gains to millions of Americans.
The immigration bill introduced by the bipartisan Senate “Gang of 8” will actually reduce the number of people entering the country each year.
Throughout our nation’s history, Congress has used the law to exclude groups of people from full U.S. citizenship. We shouldn’t allow it to make that mistake again with our nation’s undocumented immigrants.
Despite outlandish claims from immigration reform opponents, immigrants provide a net benefit to the American economy.
More than permanent legal status, providing a path to citizenship would bolster the U.S. economy and society.