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Citizenship = Growth

Citizenship = Growth

Citizenship For Unauthorized Immigrants Helps Everyone

We know by now about the huge number of economic benefits associated with comprehensive immigration reform — and that Congressional inaction has carried a heavy cost. House Republicans have stalled the legislation passed by the Senate, in part due to their opposition to a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants. But as our colleagues at the Center for American Progress show in a new infographic, allowing unauthorized immigrants to become citizens brings a whole host of economic benefits for all Americans. Take a look:



BOTTOM LINE: The economic benefits of including a pathway to citizenship in immigration reform are overwhelming. A majority of Americans support allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for citizenship. It’s time for House Republicans to stop stalling and do their job.