Trump's vow to round up and deport all of America's undocumented
immigrants if he is elected president could shrink the economy by
around 2 percent, according to a study to be released on Thursday by
conservative think tank the American Action Forum.
The research adds to concerns about the Republican
nominee's policy proposals, which range from tearing up international
trade agreements to building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
About 6.8 million of the more than 11 million
immigrants living in
the United States illegally are employed, according to government
statistics. Removing them would cause a slump of $381.5 billion to
$623.2 billion in private sector output, the Washington-based
non-profit said in its analysis.
The study added that removing those workers could
millions of jobs unfilled due to a lack of legal workers willing to do
them. Industries with the highest share of undocumented workers include
farming, construction, and hospitality, according to the research. [FULL]
we shut off federal and state welfare benefits to these illegals it
would definitely slice a point or two off of the GDP. That tells
you the folly of the GDP calculation rather than the size of the actual
productive economy. Balance the federal budget, and watch the GDP fall
20%. Are we really saying that deficit-funded “growth” is real?
deportation plan will consist of declaring every post office a Mexican
embassy for a day. Then they will be given papers to re-enter legally
on the spot.
mention of the expected savings from reducing medical, food stamps,
welfare, and everything else for these freeloading foreigners?I’d bet
we come out waaaaaay ahead.
GOPe BS, the economy will actually improve, tax revenues will increase,
sea kevels will lower, the planet will cool, birds will sing, muslims
will love Christiams. See I can do what they do, make stuff up.
is the nominee. So why is a “Republican think tank” releasing a phony
attack “study”? Because the GOP is all about open border and cheap
labor for profits at the expense of Americans. And they WANT to hurt
Trump, and help Hillary. She will keep the borders wide open and not
deport a single illegal.
are only concerned about “cost” when it fits their agenda.What do all
the feel good regulations cost our GDP?
lies from MSM. We are sending &24 billion in cash out of the
country via illegals. In
return we get no income taxes, food stamp costs, schooling of kids
cost, Obama phone costs, Medicaid cost. Prison costs for those that are
convicted.Sending illegals back will save us many, many billions.
workers can’t even apply for jobs filled illegally by illegal workers.
If the wages were not suppressed by illegal workers willing to work for
less, there would be legal workers willing to hold those jobs.Whole
occupations have been snuffed out of the living wage category by
illegal competition. Construction jobs are a prime example. Now
drywall, painting, roofing, etc. are taken over by immigrants.A pox on
those who hire illegal workers, and claim the economy is better off!