Immigration Newsletter

Friday, January 8, 2010

Raising the Floor for American Workers

From the Immigration Policy Institute Web Page:

According to a new study by UCLA’s Dr. Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda, Raising the Floor for American Workers: The Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, legalizing undocumented workers through comprehensive immigration reform would yield $1.5 trillion to the U.S. GDP over a ten year period, generate billions in additional tax revenue and consumer spending and support hundreds of thousands of jobs. The report, which runs several different economic scenarios, finds that enacting a comprehensive immigration reform plan which creates a legalization process for undocumented workers and sets a flexible visa program dependent on U.S. labor demands not only raises the floor for all American workers, but is an economic necessity.

RAD~Readers need to understand that Nativists' irrational fear of "the other" is not only morally objectionable -- it is costing this country a great deal of money!

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