undocumented workers

September 13, 2018

New Orleans poverty rate top among U.S. metros

New Orleans had the nation’s highest official poverty rate among the 50 largest metro areas in 2017, according to Census data released Thursday.

Number of the Day

899,039 - Number of Louisiana residents living below the poverty line in 2017, nearly one in five people in the state (19.7%). (Source: American Community Survey)
December 15, 2017

The “cliff” gets a little less steep

Louisiana’s budget picture got a little brighter on Thursday, when a state forecasting panel recognized $387 million in new tax revenues for lawmakers to spend over the next 18 months.

Number of the Day

$2,027,000- Louisiana tax contributions from children of immigrants that would be lost if DACA expires before a DREAM Act is passed. (Source: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy)
September 6, 2017

The shameful DACA decision

Faith leaders, CEOs of major U.S. businesses and a strong majority of Americans disagree with President Donald Trump’s decision to end the federal program that allowed unauthorized immigrants brought to the United States as children the chance to live and work without the threat of deportation.

Number of the Day

$30 million - Amount of public funding Shreveport’s mayor, Ollie Tyler, is willing to put towards a new arena intended for the New Orleans Pelicans’ minor league team. (Source: Shreveport Times)
September 5, 2017

Ending DACA is bad for business

President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw Obama-era legal protections for more than 800,000 immigrants who arrived in the United States as children of undocumented parents. Many recipients of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, have lived in America for decades, building families, careers, and businesses.

Number of the Day

$91 million- Estimated annual loss in Gross State Product that would result from removing DACA workers from Louisiana (Source: Center for American Progress)