National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) Releases Report on Immigration

This week, the non-partisan National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) released a new report entitled, “A Path to an Agreement?: Analyzing House and Senate Plans for Legalizing the Unauthorized Immigrant Population.” The report outlines deficiencies in the current immigration system, then compares House and Senate proposals to fixing the system. For instance, under the Senate-passed immigration proposal, S. 744, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that 8 million out of 11.5 million unauthorized immigrants would become permanent residents, whereas the House approach is expected to permit an estimated 4.4 million to 6.5 million unauthorized immigrants to gain lawful permanent residence. NFAP also compares statistics of various groups that would be affected by policy changes, including parents of U.S. Citizens, spouses of U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), individuals who are sponsored by their employers, and DREAMers.

Learn more about the Jewish community’s perspective on immigration reform proposals including S. 744 and the “SAFE” Act.