The Economic Impact of Naturalization
Several studies show that naturalization confers economic benefits both, on the individuals who become citizens, and on our communities and nation as a whole. For instance, a study published in December 2012 (“Citizen Gain“) found that citizenship, alone, can boost individual earnings by 8 to 11 percent, leading to a potential $21-45 billion increase in cumulative earnings over ten years nationwide.
Source: George W. Bush Center
This motion graphic about immigration and growth, spotlighs the contributions immigrants make to our economy and our country. You can watch it below.
Citizen Gain (report)
Authors: Manuel Pastor and Justin Scoggins, USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration
The Economic Value of Citizenship for Immigrants in the United States (report)
Authors: Madeleine Sumption and Sarah Flamm, Migration Policy Institute
Author: National Council of La Raza
Eric Cohen, Executive Director of ILRC, the lead agency of the New Americans Campaign, recently participated in a panel during an event at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Dallas, July 10, 2013. Other panelists were Ali Noorani (Executive Director, National Immigration Forum), Manuel Pastor (Professor, University of Southern California), and Richard Vedder (Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus, Ohio University).
Author: Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute