The Ripple Effects Of Unocumented Immigrants

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Legalization in the United States for those who are in the country illegally would boost the nation's economy. For example, one article states that granting amnesty “would add a cumulative $1.5 trillion to the U.S. gross domestic product — the largest measure of economic growth — over 10 years” (Amanda). The reason for that is because undocumented immigrants puts workers on a moral cycle increasing the wages for both immigrants and American workers. Immigrants would help make a better work environment with higher salaries which would increase consumer purchasing, resulting in a better economy as a whole. For example, one article states, “The ripple effects of these increased wages would create $181 billion in induced economic impact, and 1.4
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