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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Economic, Labor, and Business Experts Discuss Economic Contributions of Immigrants and Fiscal Impact of Mass Deportation Policy
Press Advisory

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Economic, Labor, and Business Experts Discuss Economic Contributions of Immigrants and Fiscal Impact of Mass Deportation Policy

Press Contacts

  • Tanya Arditi

Washington, D.C. — In light of a new report by the Center for American Progress offering a comprehensive state-by-state and industry-by-industry look at the economic and fiscal impacts of a mass deportation policy—and a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine assessing the economic and demographic trends of immigration over the past 20 years—CAP is bringing together economy and labor experts for a press conference on Thursday, September 22, at 11:00 a.m. EST.

CAP’s new analysis estimates that a policy of mass deportation that would remove 7 million workers from the country would reduce the total number of U.S. workers by nearly 5 percent—wiping a cumulative $4.7 trillion off of our nation’s gross domestic product, or GDP, over a decade—and cost the federal government nearly $900 billion in lost revenue over 10 years. Read the report, “The Economic Impacts of Removing Unauthorized Immigrant Workers: An Industry- and State-Level Analysis,” here.

Please join us for this press call on Thursday, September 22, at 11:00 a.m. EST. See dial-in information below.

WHO:

Speakers:
Randel K. Johnson, Senior Vice President, Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
David Dyssegaard Kallick, Senior Fellow, Fiscal Policy Institute
Héctor Figueroa, President, 32BJ Service Employees International Union
Tom Jawetz, Vice President of Immigration Policy, Center for American Progress

Moderator:
Angela Maria Kelley, Senior Vice President, Center for American Progress

WHEN:

Thursday, September 22, 2016
11:00 a.m. EST

WHERE:

Dial-in number: 800-347-7365
Conference ID: 8780788

For more information, please contact Tanya Arditi at tarditi@americanprogress.org or 202.741.6258.

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