Mayor Walsh takes a stand on Immigration
By Angelina Salcedo, 5/26/2015
Mayor Marty Walsh along with Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dave Krupinski, held a press conference this afternoon in Faneuil Hall in support of President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.
The main issues discussed were the implementation of the Deferred Action for parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), which have been temporarily blocked by a Texas District Court judge since February.
The temporary blockage of the DAPA and DACA programs prevents millions of immigrant families and thousands of Bostonians access to work authorization and relief from deportation.
Mayor Walsh ling with the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) found that the actions would grow the U.S. economy from $90 to $210 billion over the next 10 years.
The CEA also estimated that the actions would increase Massachusetts’s GDO from $2.4 to $5.6 billion over the next decade, given the state’s current share of the U.S. economy.
Representatives from Agencia Alpha, the Brazilian Workers Center, Centro Presente, the Consulate of both Mexico and Brazil, the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians, the Massachusetts Refugee and Immigrant Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute were all present during the conference.