Titus Speaks on the House Floor to Urge Nevada’s AG to End Frivolous, Anti-Immigrant Lawsuit

Feb 25, 2015
Floor Statements

February 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District today spoke on the House Floor to oppose Nevada Attorney General Laxalt’s recent decision to join two dozen states in a lawsuit challenging the President’s Executive Action on Immigration. Below are her remarks:

“Just this morning, Nevada Attorney General Laxalt testified before the House Judiciary Committee claiming that the implementation of DAPA and extension of DACA would cause undue economic hardship for our state. 

“Well, I'd like to see his evidence, because data show that granting administrative relief to qualified undocumented immigrants would actually contribute to economic growth. Thanks to these Executive Actions, the legal workforce will expand and average wages for all workers will increase by $170 a year; the Federal deficit will be reduced by $25 billion; and GDP will grow from $90 billion to $210 billion over the next decade. 

“Furthermore, it is estimated that DAPA and DACA will increase Nevada’s GDP from $700 million to $1.7 billion over the next ten years and lead to $21 million in additional tax revenues for the State over the next five years. 

“In short, General, not implementing the President’s actions is not only morally indefensible but also economically foolish.”