It's no secret that the Biden Administration has been making huge strides in Immigration Policy change. Since taking office in January, President Biden has reversed and updated several immigration restrictions and outdated policies, including the number of refugees the United States would admit each year, bolstering the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and the Temporary Protected Status program.
Recently, the Biden Administration has begun shifting its focus to getting undocumented immigrants onto a path towards citizenship. The move would bring substantial advantages to the U.S. economy, increasing domestic production, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs (over 400,000 it seems), and increases wages for all Americans across the board.
According to CAP – the Center for American Progress – and the University of California, Davis's Global Migration Center, Congress can grant citizenship pathways to four different groups with four different results:
- All undocumented immigrants: domestic production will increase $1.7 trillion over 10 years, and all Americans would see their wages increase by $700 a year.
- Undocumented immigrants working in essential roles: domestic production will increase $989 billion, and all Americans would see an increase in their wages by $300 after ten years.
- Dreamers and individuals entitled to the Temporary Protected Status program: the cumulative total of domestic production would be $799 billion over ten years, and there will be 285,400 new permanent jobs.
- A combination of (b) and (c): after ten years, annual wages will rise $600, and the domestic production will total $1.5 trillion.
As this report shows, it is in the best interest of the United States to provide pathways for all undocumented immigrants to achieve citizenship. Not only will it increase our nation's gross domestic production value, but it will also provide a substantial amount of permanent jobs and increase every American's overall wages, making it a powerful investment in the country's infrastructure.
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