DREAM Act Would Create 1.4 Million Jobs: Report

Huffington Post
October 2, 2012

Contrary to popular belief, a more lenient immigration system may make it easier for native-born Americans to find work.

The DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants that finish high school and some college or military service, would create 1.4 million jobs and add $329 billion to the U.S. economy by 2030, according to a new report from the left-leaning think tank Center for American Progress.

Critics of the DREAM Act claim that giving amnesty to the educated children of undocumented immigrants would take jobs away from native-born Americans. But CAP found that as the children of undocumented immigrants acquire more education in the path to citizenship, they in turn become more qualified for better-paying jobs that allow them to buy more goods and services, boosting the incomes of the workers that produce those goods and services.

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