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Eli Kantor is a labor, employment and immigration law attorney. He has been practicing labor, employment and immigration law for more than 36 years. He has been featured in articles about labor, employment and immigration law in the L.A. Times, Business Week.com and Daily Variety. He is a regular columnist for the Daily Journal. Telephone (310)274-8216; eli@elikantorlaw.com. For more information, visit beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com and and beverlyhillsemploymentlaw.com


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Study: Legalizing Undocumented Adult Latinos Would Be Boon to State's Economy

The Los Angeles Times reported that California could reap an economic boon worth $16 billion by legalizing its 1.8 million undocumented adult Latino immigrants, according to a USC study released today. The economic benefits would come as newly legalized immigrants earned higher wages, spent more consumer dollars, paid more taxes and helped create jobs, according to the study by the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. "People keep using our economic condition as an excuse to not do comprehensive immigration reform," said Manuel Pastor, one of the study’s authors. "It’s just the opposite: What we need to do to right our economy and move forward is create a path to legalization."

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