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A pathway to citizenship could create 400,000 new jobs, but only if Congress acts
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A pathway to citizenship could create 400,000 new jobs, but only if Congress acts

Claudia Flores and Nicole Prchal Svajlenka write about how including a pathway to citizenship in the reconciliation bill will help ensure that the economic recovery is both robust and equitable.

Even before the coronavirus crisis, the United States suffered from decades of sluggish economic growth, fueled in part by mounting inequality.

But our past doesn’t have to be our future. Just last week, Congress took a monumental step toward charting a new course for the country and creating a new era of shared prosperity and robust economic growth, as the Senate passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and JOBS Act alongside a $3.5 trillion budget plan to enact the president’s Build Back Better agenda.

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Authors

Claudia Flores

Associate Director, Policy and Strategy

Nicole Prchal Svajlenka

Associate Director, Research

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