Immigration Reform 2015 news: Obama’s executive order would have helped US economy
Obamaâ€™s executive order would have proved to be a boon for the US and US economy instead of bane that Republicans have tried to portray. Though they are slowly realizing that they have made a blunder of opportunity that was at their doorstep, they are still not admitting their mistake.
Many in GOP are trying to impress upon their leadership that they need to act on immigration reform, otherwise they can forget millions of Latino voters who will vote whoever they find favoring immigration reform in the US.
Now there are reasons to believe that President Barack Obamaâ€™s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program would have provided as many as 20,000 new jobs every year for the next ten years. This is something that Republicans would envy and may have to pay dearly in the next yearâ€™s Presidential elections 2016.
A study conducted by Center for American Progress (CAP), claims Obamaâ€™s executive order and the DAPA deferred action program would have helped GDP substantially. And mind you this help for the GDP would have been for the USA and not for Mexico or any other Latin American nation as Republicans would have us believe.
Center for American Progress (CAP) report says that the DAPA will actually result in a GDP increase of $164 billion over the next 10 years for the U.S. the same study also claims that DAPA would also provide an $88 billion increase in incomes for all Americans in addition to 20,538 new jobs by the year 2025.
Center for American Progress (CAP) study is based on data from the Migration Policy Institute and a population of 2.7 million workers. The Migration Policy Institute says that 72 percent of the undocumented immigration population will participate in the labor force this year, and 3.7 million immigrants are eligible for the DAPA program. It goes on to say that out of the 3.7 million DAPA-eligible immigrants, the cumulative payroll tax gains during the next five years will be $16.7 billion. This is a huge amount of money indeed.
While talking about the study CAP’s Immigration Policy Associate Director Lizet Ocampo says, â€œOf the new Latino voters, nearly 2 million are the children of immigrants. That means that at least 2 million people who personally understand the challenges and fears of having an immigrant parent will become part of the electorate in 2016â€.
Ocampo further says, â€œThe intimate understanding of the immigrant experience is felt broadly in the Latino and immigrant communities: 16.6 million people have a family member who is undocumented, and nearly 60 percent of Latino registered voters of all ages said they knew family, friends, co-workers or others who were undocumentedâ€.
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