/Experts Note 8 Ways Immigration Reform Could Help U.S. Economy (Pt. 1)

Experts Note 8 Ways Immigration Reform Could Help U.S. Economy (Pt. 1)

As the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans focuses on ruling on the blocked immigration executive action, taking a step back from the controversy to see just how immigration reform could help the U.S. economy can be helpful.

In fact, the American Action Forum (AAF), a conservative think tank based in D.C., as well as the White House and others, have published information revealing just how immigration reform could be economically beneficial to the U.S. This blog series will focus on pointing out some of the benefits noted by these parties.

While the discussion herein can offer some insights you may not be aware of regarding immigration reform, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Los Angeles immigration lawyers at the Hanlon Law Group when you need the best representation and experienced help resolving any immigration issues.

How Immigration Reform May Benefit the American Economy

1 – By reducing the federal deficit over the next decade

With the immigration executive action in limbo, here’s a look at how immigration reform could benefit the U.S. economy. Contact our Los Angeles immigration lawyers for help resolving your immigration issues.

With the immigration executive action in limbo, here’s a look at how immigration reform could benefit the U.S. economy. Contact our Los Angeles immigration lawyers for help resolving your immigration issues.

In fact, researchers at the AAF have estimated that, if meaningful, effective immigration reform could be enacted, the federal deficit could be reduced by as much as $2.5 trillion over the next 10 or so years.

2 – By preventing the U.S. from having to pay deportation costs

If the immigration executive action remains permanently blocked and the 11 million or so undocumented immigrations who are currently residing in the U.S. are not able to obtain the deportation relief they need, the costs of deporting these immigrants would be:

  • About $8,000 per person
  • An estimated $2.6 trillion over the next decade or so.

It’s important to note that these costs only reflect the expenses associated with removal; they do not include the costs of lost productivity the U.S. economy could face if such a significant portion of the work force is deported.

3 – By bolstering the broken Social Security program

It’s probably not news to you that the Social Security program will be insolvent in the near future. However, what may be surprising is to find out that immigration reform could actually play a role in reversing this insolvency, as there would be a lot more legal U.S. workers able to contribute to the Social Security fund. In fact, as the AAF notes, undocumented workers are already contributing about $15 billion annually to U.S. Social Security.

Don’t miss the upcoming conclusion to this blog series for our continued discussion regarding how immigration reform may benefit the U.S. economy.

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