11/18/2012 03:05:54 PM EST
Legalizing Immigrants Can Help Reduce Poverty
"Most analysis indicates that legalizing immigrants would provide momentum for their families to escape poverty. Twenty years of study has found that while education levels and English-language ability may constrain their earnings, legalized immigrants will tend to improve their economic situations and contribute to U.S. economic growth." - Andrew Wainer, Nov. 16, 2012.