Harsh immigration policy harms the United State’s economy because it displaces and deports illegal immigrants that help to strengthen the United State’s economy. The displacement and deportation of illegal immigrants essentially reduces and or eliminates the potential GDP that illegal immigrants create for the United States. Illegal immigrants increase the United State’s GDP by paying taxes, reducing labor costs of businesses, and by reducing the costs of products produced through low-wage immigrant labor.
One of the ways that illegal immigrants increase the United State’s GDP is by paying taxes. Despite contrary belief, i...
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....8 billion. In translation, Alabama’s GDP was $172.6 billion dollars in 2010. So a decrease of $2.3 billion to $10.8 billion will shrink Alabama’s GDP anywhere from 1.3% to 6.2% (Rentz; “Economic Disaster”; Johnson).
As a whole, harsh immigration policy has proven to decrease GDP due to the displacement and deportation of illegal immigrants. In Alabama, the American Citizenry and economy have suffered under the harsh immigration bill HB-56. HB-56 has shrunk the state’s GDP, has hurt businesses by reducing the unskilled labor force, has created hostile business environments, has resulted in the wrongful detaining of people residing within the country legally, and has increased government spending on immigration enforcement. This proves that harsh immigration policy not only negatively affects American Citizenry, but negatively affects the economy as well.
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