RELEASE: 2.5 Million Immigrants Would Be Eligible for Protection Under H.R. 6, Their Households Contribute $75.4 Billion in Spending Power, $27.1 Billion in Taxes Each Year, Finds New USC CSII and CAP Interactive Map
Washington, D.C. — Today, the University of Southern California Dornsife Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (USC CSII) and the Center for American Progress released a new interactive map estimating, by U.S. congressional district, the total number of Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) beneficiaries eligible for permanent legal status and a pathway to citizenship under H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, as well as their household spending power and local, state, and federal tax contributions.
Nationwide, up to 2.5 million immigrants could be eligible for protection—and eventually citizenship—under the Dream and Promise Act. For more information on who would be eligible, please refer to the map.
The new estimates show that 1.8 million Dreamers will be immediately eligible, and 300,000 young Dreamers will eventually be eligible, for Conditional Permanent Resident (CPR) status upon meeting the requirements. In total, 2.1 million Dreamers will be eligible to apply for CPR status under the provisions in the Dream and Promise Act. Additionally, 460,000 immigrants are eligible for Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status under the provisions for TPS holders and DED recipients. Altogether, immigrants in these households contribute $66.4 billion in household spending power and $24 billion in tax revenue annually. For district-level data, please refer to the map.
“The Trump administration has taken cruel steps to throw the lives of Dreamers, TPS, and DED recipients—deeply embedded; longtime members of our communities—into limbo,” said Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, senior policy analyst of Immigration Policy at CAP. “Congress is long overdue to pass permanent protection for these individuals, and as the Dream and Promise Act moves through Congress, lawmakers should consider the number of eligible residents in their own congressional district and the economic and fiscal contributions that are at stake.”
“The Dream and Promise Act aims to provide protections to millions of immigrants who have grown up in this country, as well as hundreds of thousands who fled conflicts and natural disasters in their home countries,” said Professor Manuel Pastor, director of USC CSII. “It is important for Congress members to know—at the level of their own districts—both the scale of the impact and the extraordinary contributions these immigrants are making to their local economies. These data will be useful as Congress considers the business as well as the moral case for a more compassionate and welcoming approach.”
To view the interactive map and methodology, click here.
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