Obama Announcement on Immigration Reform Builds MomentumThe National Partnership for New Americans announces principles for immigrant integration in light of President Obama’s major address on comprehensive immigration reform.
A sensible, streamlined pathway to legal permanent residency and citizenship is crucial for the development and growth of a robust economy. Immigrants are currently 13% of the U.S. population yet constitute 16% of the civilian labor force. According to a recent report by the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII), the earnings of naturalized Americans rise by up to 11% and they are more likely to become homeowners, better educated, and live above the poverty line.
Charlie McAteer, Partnership Communications Coordinator, 917-696-1321, firstname.lastname@example.org