August 20, 2013
THE RIGHT VS GROWTH:Immigration Reform Could Boost U.S. Economy : Study shows immigration bill would create 14,000 jobs in each congressional district (Lauren Fox, August 20, 2013, US News)
[A] new report by the conservative-leaning American Action Network, is evidence that the bill might just be the stimulus Congress has been looking for to put the stagnant economy into overdrive.
From California to South Carolina, the report shows that the Senate's immigration bill would create an average of 14,000 jobs per congressional district in the next decade.
Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., a key member of the House leadership whose agricultural district is more than 30 percent Latino, would see nearly 17,000 new jobs back home if the Senate bill were implemented. And even Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who has made headlines for expressing disdain for immigrants who entered the country illegally, would see more than 13,000 new jobs in his district.
It is not the first to show that immigration reform could stimulate the economy. The Congressional Budget Office estimated the Senate bill would cut the deficit by more than $680 billion, and a July study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy ishowed that reform would boost state and local tax revenues by $2 billion a year.
Had Mr. Obama passed amnesty instead of stimulus he'd have stimulated the economy.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 20, 2013 8:27 PM
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