October 1, 2012
WASHINGTON – Arizona could add more than 83,000 jobs and see an additional $18.4 billion in economic activity by 2030 if the DREAM Act was approved, a new report claims.
The Arizona impact is just part of the $329 billion in economic activity that could be generated if the 2.1 million undocumented youths now in this country could earn citizenship, said authors of “The Economic Benefits of Passing the DREAM Act.”
“The future of our economy is in the balance,” said Angela Kelley, vice president of immigration policy at the Center for American Progress, in a conference call to release the report Monday. The report was prepared by the center and the Partnership for a New American Economy.