14 Reasons To Pass Immigration Reform In 2014

There are a lot of good reasons to make 2014 the year that we finally fix our broken immigration system.

1) 1 in 6 workers in the U.S. is an immigrant.

Source: Immigration Policy Center

2) Comprehensive immigration reform would create 1.4 million jobs.

Source: Center for American Progress

3) Every day, the U.S. loses around $36 million in tax revenue due to inaction on immigration reform.

Source: Center for American Progress

4) Immigration reform would provide a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.

Source: Center for American Progress

5) Implementing and enforcing anti-immigrant immigration laws are costing states millions of dollars.

Source: Immigration Policy Center

6) Immigration reform would reduce the federal deficit by $897 billion dollars over 20 years.

Source: Immigration Policy Center

7) State tax revenues would increase by an estimated $748 billion by 2033.

Source: Center for American Progress

8) 2.1 million DREAMers would be allowed to contribute more fully to the economy and their communities.

Source: Center for American Progress

9) By being allowed to earn citizenship, DREAMers would add $329 billion dollars to our economy.

Source: Center for American Progress

10) Americans across the political spectrum - and even most members of Congress - agree that the immigration system is broken and needs to be overhauled.

Source: America’s Voice

11) For every $1 increase in immigrants’ incomes, there is a $1.17 increase in GDP.

Source: Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration

12) The immigration system has not been significantly reformed or updated since the Reagan administration - before most DREAMers were born.

13) Immigrant-owned businesses are employing millions of workers: One in every 10 workers in this country employed at a privately owned business is employed by a business owned by an immigrant.

Source: Partnership for a New American Economy

14) Americans overwhelmingly want to fix our broken immigration system; in poll after poll, nearly three-quarters of Americans surveyed say they support immigration reform.

Source: America’s Voice

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