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Undocumented immigrants add $130 billion to California's economy




Young people wait in line to enter the office of The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) on August 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, on the first day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Young people wait in line to enter the office of The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) on August 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, on the first day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
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Millions of people in California are watching to see what the White House and Congress might do on immigration reform — many of them are undocumented.

A new report by the California Immigrant Policy Center details how exactly they contribute to the state.

Jared Sanchez, analyst for the Center for Study of Immigrant Integration at USC and contributor to this report says they add $130 billion to California's GDP each year.

Looking Forward: Immigrant Contributions to the Golden State (2014) by CIPC2013