Trump’s immigration plan would hurt the economy as well as job growth.
Donald Trump has promised to grow the United States economy and says that his administration would create 25 million new jobs, but there’s a glaring flaw in his plan; his promise is an empty one when his faulty immigration plan is added to the equation.
With so many baby boomers leaving the labor force, there won’t be enough workers to fill those jobs without a wave of new immigrants entering into the American workforce to make up the difference.
NBC News reported that the center-right policy institute, American Action Forum (AAF), estimated that Trump’s immigration plan – the 20 year process to arrest and remove all undocumented immigrants residing in the country – would cost the U.S. economy between $100 billion and $300 billion.
After analyzing the data, AAF concluded that if those undocumented immigrants are indeed arrested and removed, the pool of U.S. workers would shrink by 6.4 percent in 20 years – which would result in a staggering loss of $1.6 trillion in lost wages as well as other economic activity.
From the AAF website: “The American Action Forum is an independent, nonprofit organization, and it is not affiliated with or controlled by any political group.”
“AAF has proudly led the center-right policy debate on issues ranging from debt, health care, taxes, immigration, and more. Its work is routinely utilized by center-right leaders who understand that government has an important, but limited role in protecting freedoms, promoting a vibrant private sector, and serving US citizens more effectively.”