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Our Work in Policy Development

Carnegie Corporation of New York supports the development of policies that focus on fixing the current immigration system. To do this, the Corporation funds research around multiple issues impacted by immigration, drawing attention to the many benefits of immigration reform for the country. Recent reports from the Corporation-funded Center for American Progress (CAP) show the economic impact of mass deportation, which has been proposed as an alternative to immigration reform, adds up to $285 billion, ($23,148 per person) to arrest, detain and deport all of the unauthorized immigrants in the United States. In contrast, comprehensive immigration reform could produce economic benefits totaling $1.5 trillion in cumulative GDP growth over 10 years.