New American Economy (NAE) has released a Map the Impact report, which highlights the economic, voting and other impacts immigrants have on their respective states, cities, congressional districts and industries and uses that data as a basis for its call for immigration reform efforts across the country.
“Study after study proves that immigrants strengthen our economy, as workers and consumers,” U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) told The Record. “That’s why business leaders are among the strongest voices calling for immigration reform. I support fixing our deeply flawed immigration system so it reflects our values and our economic reality.”
“Our country loses substantial talent with our current immigration laws and policies. We must improve our immigration system so that more employers can hire and retain a productive workforce. This will make our whole economy stronger,” said Marylyn Harris, executive director of the Women Veterans Business Center in Houston, in a statement.
Map the Impact includes information on immigrant tax contributions, spending power, entrepreneurship, workforce, homeownership, demographics and voting power.
“This data puts the economic power of America’s immigrants in stark relief,” John Feinblatt, chairman of New American Economy, said in an NAE release. “Across the map, and in every industry, immigrants strengthen the economies of big cities and small towns alike.”
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