Hispanically Speaking News
October 5, 2012
What would happen if the United States were to grant a pathway to legal status to an estimated 2.1 million eligible youth in our country by passing the DREAM Act?
That’s the focus of a new report released by the Center for American Progress and Partnership for a New American Economy. The report reveals that the DREAM Act, with its many benefits, would – “most importantly” – provide a significant boost to the economy. Among the findings, the report notes that passage of the DREAM Act would add $329 billion to the U.S. economy and create 1.4 million new jobs by 2030, thus “demonstrating the potential of the proposed law to boost economic growth and improve our nation’s fiscal health.”