VIDEO: 5 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrants and Our Economy
Contact: Tanya Arditi
Watch the video here.
Washington, D.C. — In June 2013, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for the country’s undocumented people and give a boost to our economy. A year later, the House has failed to act and Congress continues to dither on immigration reform.
A new video released by the Center for American Progress highlights five facts about the positive effects of immigration reform on our nation’s economy, among them the fact that legal status increases workers’ earning power; the additional taxes that the newly legal would contribute; and that immigration reform would decrease our federal budget deficit.
Watch the video here.
Related resources from CAP’s immigration experts:
- Top 5 Reasons Why Administrative Action on Immigration Would Benefit American Workers
- The Economic Effects of Granting Legal Status and Citizenship to Undocumented Immigrants
- Citizenship Matters – How Children of Immigrants Will Sway the Future of Politics
- INTERACTIVE: Our Future, Together – Immigrants and the American Economy
- What the President Can Do on Immigration If Congress Fails to Act
To speak to an expert on this topic, please contact Tanya S. Arditi at email@example.com or 202.741.6258.
To speak with our experts on this topic, please contact:
Print: Liz Bartolomeo (poverty, health care)
202.481.8151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Print: Tom Caiazza (foreign policy, energy and environment, LGBT issues, gun-violence prevention)
202.481.7141 or email@example.com
Print: Allison Preiss (economy, education)
202.478.6331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Print: Tanya Arditi (immigration, Progress 2050, race issues, demographics, criminal justice, Legal Progress)
202.741.6258 or email@example.com
Print: Chelsea Kiene (women's issues, TalkPoverty.org, faith)
202.478.5328 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Print: Beatriz Lopez (Center for American Progress Action Fund)
202.741.6255 or email@example.com
Spanish-language and ethnic media: Rafael Medina
202.478.5313 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TV: Rachel Rosen
202.483.2675 or email@example.com
Radio: Sally Tucker
202.481.8103 or firstname.lastname@example.org