Sunshine State News: Carlos Curbelo's Reform for DREAMers Will Boost Economy, Report Shows
On Thursday, the Niskanen Center unveiled a report showing U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s, R-Fla., “Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act” would create 115,000 jobs and add almost $80 billion to the gross domestic product (GDP) over the next decade.
Curbelo’s proposal would reform the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program giving younger illegal immigrants, often called DREAMers--those who entered the country before 2012 and who were 16 or younger when they entered--a path to citizenship.
“The RAC Act provides immigrants that have been vetted by the Department of Homeland Security with three pathways toward legalization: higher education, service in the armed forces, or work authorization,” Curbelo’s office noted. “Following a 5-year conditional status, these immigrants would be able to reapply for a 5-year permanent status.”
“I urge all my colleagues who want to help these young people and advance responsible immigration policy to join us and co-sponsor the RAC Act,” Curbelo added. “I urge all Americans who have it in their hearts to do something for these young people to call your representatives and tell them we need to act together and now.”
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