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Map: Here's How the President's Actions on Immigration Will Impact Your State

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Check out our interactive map to see exactly how the new steps the President is taking to fix our broken immigration system will improve the economy in your state.

"Passions still fly on immigration, but surely we can all see something of ourselves in the striving young student, and agree that no one benefits when a hardworking mom is snatched from her child, and that it’s possible to shape a law that upholds our tradition as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants."

-- President Obama, State of the Union Address, January 20, 2015

On November 20, 2014, President Obama took executive action to start fixing our broken immigration system so it works better for our people and our economy. The three main pillars of his action include:

  • Making it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates, and entrepreneurs to stay and contribute to our economy, as many business leaders have proposed. 
  • Dealing responsibly with certain undocumented immigrants who are DREAMers or parents of citizens or lawful permanent residents, by requiring that they pass background checks and pay their fair share of taxes.
  • Building on our progress at the border and enforcing our immigration laws in smarter, more effective ways.

These actions not only live up to our heritage as a nation but are essential to building on our hopes for a brighter future. In fact, the President's steps will allow people to contribute more fully to their communities and spark an economic boost for every single state.

Check out the map below to see exactly how the new steps we're taking to fix our broken immigration system will improve the economy in your state: 

Just take a look at California. Here's what the President's actions can mean for the Golden State:

According to recent findings from the President's Council of Economic Advisers, these executive actions would grow the U.S. economy by $90 billion to $210 billion over the next ten years. For California, that means: 

  • A $11.7 billion increase in the state's GDP to $27.5 billion over the next ten years.
  • An increase in revenue for California's budget.
  • An increase in community investment -- in schools, homes, and businesses. 
  • A boost in the average wage for all U.S.-born workers -- in California and across the country -- by $170 a year.

Check out Texas. Here's what the President's actions can mean for the Lone Star State:

According to recent findings from the President's Council of Economic Advisers, these executive actions would grow the U.S. economy by $90 billion to $210 billion over the next ten years. For Texas, that means: 

  • A $8.2 billion increase in the state's GDP to $19.2 billion over the next ten years.
  • An increase in revenue for Texas's budget.
  • An increase in community investment -- in schools, homes, and businesses. 
  • A boost in productivity from up to 743,000 more people who could pay taxes and contribute to the state's economy. 
  • A boost in the average wage for all U.S.-born workers -- in Texas and across the country -- by $170 a year.

And Illinois! Here's what the President's actions can mean for the Prairie State:

According to recent findings from the President's Council of Economic Advisers, these executive actions would grow the U.S. economy by $90 billion to $210 billion over the next ten years. For Illinois, that means: 

  • A $3.8 billion increase in the state's GDP over the next ten years.
  • An increase in revenue for Illinois's budget.
  • An increase in community investment -- in schools, homes, and businesses. 
  • A boost in productivity from up to 280,000 more people who could pay taxes and contribute to the state's economy. 
  • A boost in the average wage for all U.S.-born workers -- in Illinois and across the country -- by $170 a year.

Over the next several months, we will profile one state a week to highlight the local economic benefits of the President’s immigration actions and to share what this means for local communities in your state. Stay tuned for the other states with the largest populations of children or parents that are eligible temporary relief under the President's actions.

You can learn more about the actions the President took last year and what they mean for America's future here: www.whitehouse.gov/immigration-action