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Study: Legalizing Undocumented Latinos Good for CA Economy

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Legalizing marijuana would bring the state about $1.4 billion, according to a state analysis. Now compare that to this: "California could reap an economic boon worth $16 billion by legalizing its 1.8 million undocumented adult Latino immigrants," reported the LA Times based on a USC study released today. Some disagree with that number, citing the public services offered to citizens, which USC admittedly did not study. And then add this: "the study was released at a kickoff rally in Los Angeles to renew lobbying efforts for legalization, more worker and family visas and other elements of comprehensive immigration reform," said the paper.