LEF Op-Ed

Let’s use attention on DACA to call for reform for all immigrants

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

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PUBLISHED: January 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm


We should use the current attention on DACA to call for comprehensive immigration reform to support the 11.4 million undocumented immigrants who are estimated to be living in the United States. The California economy depends on the contributions of these nearly 2.3 million workers who earned nearly $46 billion in household income and paid nearly $2 billion in state and local taxes. More than 170,000 undocumented immigrants started their own businesses and created jobs for Americans in the state, according New American Economy, a bipartisan non-profit that studies the impact of immigration on the economy. 

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