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Economists: Overhaul would boost growth

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy – just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.

The executive order signed Friday would prevent the deportation of about 4 million parents and guardians who lack the same legal status as their children. By gaining work permits, they will likely command higher wages, move more easily between jobs and boost government tax revenues, according...


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