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Why Immigration Relief Matters Article
Visitors write messages in support of immigrant essential workers.

Why Immigration Relief Matters

Undocumented immigrants make significant economic contributions and are integral members of communities across the United States; immigration relief is necessary to continue growing the economy and strengthening communities nationwide, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trinh Q. Truong

Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants Would Boost U.S. Economic Growth Report
 (A candidate for U.S. citizenship holds a U.S. flag during a naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens in Newark, New Jersey, February 2017.)

Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants Would Boost U.S. Economic Growth

Putting undocumented immigrants on a pathway to citizenship would increase U.S. GDP by up to $1.7 trillion over the next decade, raise wages for all Americans, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, advancing the country’s economic recovery.

Giovanni Peri, Reem Zaiour

Why DACA Matters Article
DACA recipients and their supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court, June 2020. (Getty/Drew Angerer)

Why DACA Matters

DACA continues to be a lifeline for its beneficiaries, their families, and communities across the nation.

Claudia Flores, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka

New DHS Policy Threatens To Undo Gains Made by DACA Recipients Article
Student immigration activists participate in a rally defending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after they walked out from area high schools and universities, November 8, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Getty/Alex Wong)

New DHS Policy Threatens To Undo Gains Made by DACA Recipients

DACA continues to be a major success, but the Trump administration’s newest attempt to restrict the initiative threatens this progress.

Tom K. Wong, Sanaa Abrar, Claudia Flores, 4 More Tom Jawetz, Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec, Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, Philip E. Wolgin

Immigrants as Essential Workers During COVID-19 Testimony

Immigrants as Essential Workers During COVID-19

Tom Jawetz, vice president for Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship on September 23, 2020.

Tom Jawetz

Supreme Court Ruling Could Clear a Path for Trump Administration To Strip Protections From Hundreds of Thousands of DACA Recipients Article
The U.S. Supreme Court building is seen on May 12, 2020, Washington, D.C. (Getty/Alex Wong)

Supreme Court Ruling Could Clear a Path for Trump Administration To Strip Protections From Hundreds of Thousands of DACA Recipients

If the Supreme Court announces that the Trump administration’s termination of DACA was lawful, it will be jeopardizing the lives and futures of hundreds of thousands of recipients as well as their families and communities.

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