Why GOP Immigration Policy Would Cost $600B In Economic Growth

Just how different are the Democratic and Republican platforms on immigration? One would potentially cost the U.S. $600 billion in economic growth, $64 billion in taxes as well as 11 million jobs. The other plan would create $127 billion

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Just how different are the Democratic and Republican platforms on immigration? One would potentially cost the U.S. $600 billion in economic growth, $64 billion in taxes as well as 11 million jobs.

The other plan would create $127 billion in economic growth, bring in $3.9 billion in annual taxes, and create 65,000 new jobs. Before I lose anyone's attention, this is the Dem platform on immigration, the one that leads to billions in national economic growth, billions in annual tax revenue, and creates thousands of new jobs.

From Think Progress:

At their respective nominating conventions this summer, the Republican and Democratic parties could not have adopted more different platforms on the question of how to deal with the 11.5 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The platform adopted by Republicans doubles down on nearly every extreme enforcement tactic, with the goal of “self-deportation,” or driving all undocumented immigrants out of the country. In contrast, the platform adopted by Democrats calls for the practical, forward-looking reforms that were once embraced by leaders in both parties—even by a Republican whose name was conspicuously absent during their convention, former President George W. Bush.

In this infographic we illustrate what would happen to our economy during the four years of the next presidential administration based on the respective immigration policies of the two political parties. Specifically, we look at the consequences for overall economic growth, jobs, and taxes of either deporting 11.5 million undocumented immigrants (including 8 million workers, as the Republican platform would do) versus enabling them to earn legal status (as the Democratic platform would do)

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