Dreamers Needed

FACTS ABOUT DREAMERS

TEXAS AND U.S. BUSINESSES NEED DREAMERS

  • Texas is home to 213,000 Dreamers, including 110,000 DACA recipients, the second highest Dreamer population after California. Nationally, there are over 1.97 million Dreamers. A Dream Act would let our state retain this talent and keep Texas competitive.
  • Texas thrives on job creation. In 2018, 8,465 Texas Dreamers owned businesses and created jobs.
  • For Texas to continue its economic growth, we must keep existing talent and attract even more. Dreamers are some of the highest achieving Americans, with 96% either working or in school.
  • Texas needs hard-working individuals to keep Texans safe, healthy, and fed. Nationally, nearly 542,000 Dreamers are essential workers in healthcare, agriculture, construction, and restaurants and food service.

ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS OF DREAMERS

  • It is estimated that DACA recipients create a positive fiscal impact of $3.4 billion each year.
  • DACA recipients contribute nearly $42 billion to annual GDP. Passing a Dream Act would keep the Texas economy from losing up to $6 billion in GDP annually.
  • Texas Dreamers contributed $412.8M in state and local taxes, and another $441.1M in Federal taxes.
  • Texas Dreamers have a collective spending power totaling $2.9B

AMERICAN OPINON OF DREAMERS

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