Washington, D.C — A new Center for American Progress analysis provides new estimates of Dreamers in each state who would benefit from the passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019. Overall, more than 2.1 million Dreamers nationwide who would benefit from the passage of H.R. 6.The analysis finds that there are 31 states that are home to more than 10,000. Dreamers and their families live in communities across the United States; California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Illinois are home to the largest numbers of eligible Dreamers, at more than 100,000 each.
The analysis also find that nationwide, 7.2 million individuals live in Dreamer mixed status families. The analysis also provides state-by-state breakdowns for the number of people living in households with Dreamers.
Additionally, the analysis finds that Dreamer households nationwide contribute $15.5 billion in federal taxes and $8.5 billion in state and local taxes. Additionally, Dreamer households hold $66.4 billion in spending power nationally. There are also state-by-state breakdowns for these calculations as well.
“The data in this analysis underscore what we already knew: that Dreamers are an integral part of our country. Across the country, they are our colleagues and our classmates, our neighbors and our family members,” said Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, senior policy analyst of Immigration Policy at CAP and the author of the piece. “It’s time for Congress to put them on the path to citizenship, and the Dream and Promise Act is the way to do so.”
Read the column and see the state-by-state data: The Dream and Promise Act Could Put 2.1 Million Dreamers on Pathway to Citizenship by Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
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