In light of Trump’s intentions to carry out a wide-scale deportation plan, recent research by the Center for Migration Studies shows that will have a devastating effect on social and economic conditions throughout the United States. For instance, the implications of a massive deportation effort will directly impact 6.6 million citizens who were born in the U.S., including 5.7 million children under the age of 18, who live with at least one undocumented immigrant. There are at least 3.3 million households that consist of both U.S. citizens and immigrants without legal status, 69% of whom have resided in the U.S. for over ten years. The economic impact of mass deportation is significant, as well, simply due to the large population affected. It would cost the U.S. $118 billion to raise just one-third of children remaining in the U.S. after their parents are deported. Plus, median income for these 3.3 million affected households would see a drop of 50% in their median income, from $40,000 to $20,000. This income decrease would effectively place millions of households into poverty. On a broader scale, the U.S. perhaps would face even more economic consequences than individual households. Just one year after a mass deportation, data indicates that the gross domestic product (GDP) would decrease by 1.4 percent; over 10 years, the reduction in GDP would amount to $4.7 trillion. This is simply because many, if not most, immigrants without legal status are actively working in the U.S. Even more important than the social and economic effects of mass deportation from the U.S. is the families that will be torn apart and lives that will be destroyed by the administration’s insistence on large-scale detention and removal. The Oakland deportation defense attorneys of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., will assist you with all phases of your deportation proceedings, no matter how complex or lengthy. We are ready and willing to investigate your case, assess your situation, and help you choose the strongest defenses that are available to you. Our law firm will focus all of its efforts on defending you and your loved ones in deportation proceedings, and we have the skills and knowledge that will be an essential key to your success in your removal case. Call us today and arrange an initial appointment with our California immigration law attorneys.
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