Groundbreaking National Report on Economic Benefits of Naturalization Released

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Today, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Citi Community Development, the Urban Institute and C4C released a groundbreaking report, The Economic Impact of Naturalization on Immigrants and Cities. The report examined the naturalization-eligible immigrant population in 21 historic gateway cities across the country. According to the report, naturalization increases individual earnings an average of 8.9% or $3,2000, increases the employment rate by 2.2 percentage points, and increases homeownership by 6.3 percentage points. These findings support the real benefits of naturalization both for immigrants and the communities where the live.