Why Trump’s deportation plan could damage the economy

Financial data on a monitor,Stock market data on LED display concept

Financial data on a monitor,Stock market data on LED display concept

By Northeastern News

A working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research has found that undocumented immigrants are expected to contribute approximately $5 trillion to the U.S. economy over the next 10 years, roughly 3 percent of the gross domestic product. But documents released last week by the Department of Homeland Security show that the Trump administration is preparing to crack down on illegal immigration, with a particular focus on deporting the nation’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.

We asked associate professor Alicia Sasser Modestino, a labor market expert in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, to explain how the implementation of Trump’s deportation plan might impact the nation’s economy.

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