Immigration Reform for a Fair Economy
Our nation's immigration system is broken. Too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers and there are 11 million people living in the shadows. Neither is good for the economy or the country. We can fix our immigration system with a common sense, comprehensive set of reforms that ensures everyone plays by the same rules. Not only will it be more fair, it will increase investment in our economy.
When we bring undocumented workers out of the shadows and allow them to join the legal, regulated workforce, employers who would otherwise game the system can no longer cheat their workers on wages or working conditions. When the playing field is level, both American and immigrant workers can expect their wages to rise. Higher wages will mean more revenue for government, more consumer spending, and more jobs — to the tune, economists estimate, of an additional $1.5 trillion for our economy over 10 years.
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