Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Possible State-by-State Impacts of the Proposed Pathway to Citizenship


Photo courtesy of Center for American Progress

As Congress and the Biden administration attempt to reform the immigration laws through the budget reconciliation process, one central aspect of the House Judiciary Committee’s proposed legislation would put Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients, and essential workers on a pathway to citizenship. The Center for American Progress and the University of California, Davis’ Global Migration Center previously estimated that doing so would bring big benefits to the U.S. economy and ordinary Americans.   Here is a table of state-by-state impacts of a path to legalization.


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