04:34 GMT26 February 2021
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    The proposed plan of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump to deport all undocumented immigrants could cost the United States billions of dollars, a new study by nonprofit advocacy group American Action Forum (AAF) revealed on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Trump has proposed removing all of the 11.3 million illegal immigrants from the United States in the first two years of his presidency.

    "Removing all undocumented immigrants from the United States and preventing all future unlawful entry would cost between $400 billion and $600 billion and reduce real gross domestic product (GDP) by over $1 trillion," the study found.

    "The negative consequences of removing all undocumented workers from the private sector would be particularly harmful to…agriculture, construction, and leisure and hospitality," the study stated.

    While there are unemployed workers in the US private sector, they would not be able to make up for the reduction in labor caused by possible deportations, the AAF concluded.


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