The White House recently published comprehensive state-by-state reports detailing the specific benefits of passing new immigration legislation. The reports find that workers’ wages will increase, as well as new tax revenue to strengthen local industries. The reports find that the proposed legislation will reduce the federal budget deficit by nearly $850 billion over the next 20 years. In addition, it would add almost $300 billion to the Social Security Trust Fund over the next decade alone, extending solvency of the program by two years. While there was no report filed for Washington, D.C., a more localized level shows that in Maryland alone, economic output would increase by $740 million. In addition, it would create over 8,000 new jobs, and by 2045, Maryland’s economic output would grow to around $5.9 billion. The release by the White House stresses the importance of bipartisan support for immigration reform, noting how the impact on a stagnant U.S. economy would be felt immediately.
Here is the link to the reports: