December 20, 2017

Wisconsin Budget Project: Giving Young Immigrants a Pathway to Citizenship Would Boost Wisconsin’s Farm Economy

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According to a new report from the Wisconsin Budget Project, passing the Dream Act and establishing a pathway to citizenship for immigrant youth would help Wisconsin farms and communities by:

  • Expanding Wisconsin’s economy by up to $600 million a year by improving the access that immigrants have to educational and economic opportunity;
  • Increasing state and local tax revenues by $4 million a year over current levels. In contrast, Wisconsin tax revenues would decrease by an estimated $16 million a year compared to current levels if all youth eligible for the Dream Act were instead deported; and
  • Giving 10,000 immigrant youth a chance to more fully contribute to Wisconsin’s economy.

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