After waiting over 500 days for Congress to take action and pass comprehensive, commonsense immigration reform, the President took action within his authority to reform our broken immigration system last November. These actions will strengthen our safety and security while enhancing the integrity of our immigration system and respecting our values as a nation. If fully implemented, the Council of Economic Advisors expects these actions to boost our economic output by $100 billion to $250 billion and raise average annual Wages for U.S.-born workers by 0.4 percent, or $220 in today’s dollars, over the next ten years.
Since November 20th, many of these executive actions have moved forward, greatly impacting our nation. Steps have been taken to enhance national security, public safety, and border security; create more certainty and security for high-skilled workers and employers; protect immigrant workers, including victims of crime and trafficking; and create a strategic plan to help integrate immigrants and refugees.
Read our progress update on the November executive actions here.