Comprehensive immigration reform would ensure that all workers are here legally, punish unscrupulous employers who undercut their honest competitors, and restore fairness to the labor market.
Legalization Would Level the Playing Field for Workers and Honest Employers
Legalization Would Lift the Wages of All Workers
This report found that the alternative to comprehensive immigration reform, mass deportation, would result in widespread job loss.
An analysis done by the Drum Major Institute (http://drummajorinstitute.org/library/report.php?ID=136)of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act, found that the bill’s legalization program would allow undocumented workers to earn legal status, creating a workplace that enables effective enforcement of U.S. wage and hour laws, workplace safety standards and other labor regulations. This would ultimately benefit all working people who rely on these protections.