Last updated on: 3/27/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Center for American Progress (CAP) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Legalization and naturalization of undocumented immigrants would bolster their wages… Immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in five years would increase the earnings of all American workers by $618 billion over the next decade… Granting citizenship to undocumented immigrants would create jobs and increase tax revenues… Citizenship would allow millions of undocumented immigrants to work on the books and contribute to Social Security… The solvency of the Medicare trust fund would be extended if the undocumented population were able to gain legal status and citizenship.”

Center for American Progress, “The Facts on Immigration Today,” americanprogress.org, Oct. 23, 2014

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“We develop new policy idea, challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter, and shape the national debate. With policy teams in major issue areas, CAP can think creatively at the cross-section of traditional boundaries to develop ideas for policymakers that lead to real change. By employing and extensive communications and outreach effort that we adapt to a rapidly changing media landscape, we move our ideas aggressively in the national policy debate.”

“About Us,” americanprogress.org (accessed Mar. 21, 2018)

Mission:

“The Center for American Progress is an independent, nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.”

“About Us,” americanprogress.org (accessed Mar. 21, 2018)

Other:
501(c)(3) Public Charity
Quoted in:
  1. Are DACA and the DREAM Act Good for America?