Arizona Economy Would Gain $500 Million If Undocumented Won Citizenship, Report Says

If the United States passed legislation granting citizenship to the undocumented population, Arizona's economy would grow by $500 million in the first five years, according to a report by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

The immigration reform bill passed in the Senate and now in the U.S. House of Representatives could set a path -- although a lengthy, 13 year-long path -- that could grant undocumented immigrants legal status. The report assumes the financial gain that legitimate status could bring to undocumented immigrants in Arizona, excluding DREAMers, starting in 2026.

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