Sunday, September 4, 2011
Economic Benefits of the Dream Act?
Introduced in 2001, the debate still rages on whether the DREAM Act should become law. There are various schools of thought on the matter: while some believe the Act's passage would be a drain on the average American taxpayer, others are of the view that the DREAM Act has enormous economic benefits. Could the passage of this Act by Congress and its subsequent signing into law by the President be a step in reviving the economy after the recession? Well, here is a study by the UCLA's North American Integration and Development Center outlining the economic potential of dream act beneficiaries. According to this study, approximately $1.4 trillion to $3.6 trillion could be generated for the economy in taxable income by potential Dream Act beneficiaries over a 40-year period. Click here to read the findings of the study.
Posted by Fertaa Yieleh-Chireh at 1:09 PM