State of the Union 2015

The Center for American Progress believes in pragmatic solutions that create opportunity for all Americans. CAP has developed bold ideas that champion the common good and push for effective governance. In anticipation of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, here are some of the policies and related CAP work that could be highlighted in Tuesday's speech.

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The Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Deferred Action Article
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, November 20, 2014. (AP/Jim Bourg)

The Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Deferred Action

The president’s announced executive actions on immigration will bring big economic benefits to the nation, raising wages for all workers, creating jobs, increasing tax revenue, growing gross domestic product, and reducing the deficit.

Patrick Oakford, Philip E. Wolgin