NY Economy Could Benefit from Obama’s New Immigration Order

December 14, 2014. Dan Janison, in a Newsday column, cites FPI’s estimate that the president’s executive order would be good for the New York economy.

The Fiscal Policy Institute estimates that out of a total 873,000 people who are undocumented in New York, 258,000 are “potentially eligible” for deferred action under Obama’s new executive order, unveiled last month.

….For his part, David Dyssegard Kallick of the Fiscal Policy Institute said of immigrants affected: “If they can act more freely in the economy, it is going to be good — not just for them personally.”