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Immigration Reform Iowa Facts

Immigration Reform Iowa Facts

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Published by Dee Gazette
A report by the Center for American Progress and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO.
A report by the Center for American Progress and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO.

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Published by: Dee Gazette on Aug 20, 2013
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Economic Benefts o 
Immigration Reorm
in Iowa
a report by theCenter or American Progress and the American Federation o State,County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO.
Oten missing rom the debate about comprehensive immigration reorm is the positiveimpact it will have on our economy. According to the Center or American Progress, pro-viding a path to citizenship or the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the UnitedStates will boost our economy by a cumulative $832 billion over the next 10 years. Immigra-tion reorm will create jobs, increase the earnings spent in our communities and increase thetaxes paid by currently undocumented workers. Immigration reorm is not just the right thingto do or our country, it is the smart thing to do or our economy.The Center or American Progress prepared state-by-state estimates o the economicbenefts o immigration reorm over 10 years.
Immigration Reorm Will Help Economy in Iowa
Iowa will experience signifcant economicgrowth i S. 744, the “Border Security,Economic Opportunity and ImmigrationModernization Act o 2013” is enacted.According to a recent Center or AmericanProgress report, the economic outcomewill mean:
$6 billion
cumulative increase in
grossIowa product
over 10 years.
$3.3 billion
increase inthe earnings o all Iowa residents
 over 10 years.
Immigration Reormand Iowa
Immigration reform with a roadmap tocitizenship will grow the nation’s economyby $832 billion over the next 10 years.
additional jobs
annually inIowa brought about byimmigration reorm.
$2.8 billion
additional earn-ings o immigrants
in Iowa over the nextdecade, who will pay an additional
in state and local taxes over thistime period.
Legalized Immigrants Have aBig Impact on Social Security and Medicare
Immigrants are more likely to be working-age. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, morethan 80 percent o the oreign-born population is between the ages o 18 and 64, including50 percent who are between the ages o 18 and 44. Among those who are native born, 60percent are between the ages o 18 and 64, including 35 percent between ages 18 and 44.By putting immigrants on a path to citizenship, we strengthen the fnancial status o SocialSecurity and Medicare through the contributions made by this larger, younger workorce.The impact o legalized immigrants over the next 36 years would be:
$1.2 trillion in contributions
to theSocial Security system.
$580.9 billion
in Social Security
benefts received
$606.4 billion in net contribution
to theSocial Security system. This net contribu-tion would support 2.4 million Americanretirees over the next 36 years.
• A recent study from Harvard Medical
School ound that immigrants added a

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