In the nation’s history, as history.state.gov reveals, there was the Johnson-Reed Immigration Act of 1924, which placed a limit on the number of permitted immigrants and banned Asian immigrants in general (which wasn’t changed until 1952).
10. Hundreds of Billions of Dollars Will Be Spent
For the motivations behind these section, we’re simply discussing the cost of gathering every single unlawful outsider and transporting them out. We’re not going to consider the additional costs of fixing security to guarantee they don’t do a reentry. Indeed, even without doing as such, the appraisals of the cost for this procedure are to a great degree high. As Newsweek reported in August 2015, even the least figure for chasing down, keeping, and expelling more than eleven million individuals was $114 billion, and the American Action Forum assessed that it would be a twenty year procedure to evacuate every one of these individuals.
9. Many White Collar Jobs Will Be Left Empty
The stereotype we have for undocumented immigrants is that they work unskilled jobs where the focus is on manual labor. A report by the Pew Research Center in 2012 showed that, as it happens, millions of them buck the stereotype. More than twenty percent of them work in business administration, management, sales, and general office jobs instead of anything we would think of as blue collar work. It goes to show that while we generally assume that it’s the least educated in America that are the only ones that want to see the undocumented removed for employment reasons (hence the popular saying “they took our jerbs!”) in a very self-centered way, educated workers would also have many potential career opportunities, too.
8. Homicide Rates Will Likely Drop In Certain Areas
National Review reported that in Arizona, a study by the Government Accountability Office found that illegal immigrants were roughly 28% more often convicted of homicide-related crimes than native born citizens. In California the likelihood was approximately 33% higher. If you think this is an attempt to characterize Mexican illegal immigrants in particular as more inclined to murder because all the states mentioned share a border with Mexico, it is not. In Texas, illegal immigrants were less likely than natural born to be convicted of murder. However, in New York, illegal immigrants were more than three times more likely to be convicted in homicide offenses. So this is hardly an issue limited to a specific region.
7. Real Estate Values Will Drop
As we indicated in entry nine, many illegal immigrants have jobs that pay well enough that they can live fairly affluent lives. Indeed, in 2009 Pew Hispanic Center estimated 35% of all undocumented citizens in America were homeowners, a rate which rose up to 45% for illegal immigrants that had spent a decade in the country. A big part of the reason that this is possible is that ITIN loans allowed for mortgages to be given to illegal immigrants. If they were removed, that would leave as many as three million homes unoccupied.
The number of abandoned homes will lower the value of many homes, and make maintaining them prohibitively expensive for banks.
6. Repatriates Will Be Abused
As indicated by the large number of homeowners among illegal immigrants that have been in America for more than ten years, for many of them America feels much more like home than Mexico ever could, or like many Mexicans want it to feel for them.
A study of more than 300 interviewees brought to light that 85% of them had experienced discrimination since being deported. Roughly fifty percent of them reported experiencing mental health problems such as depression as a result of the deportation process. Considering that it can mean the equivalent of being instantly homeless, jobless, cut off from your family, and broke in a country where you might not speak the official language and many people will be prejudiced against you, that’s very understandable. They also can expect a ten year ban from returning to the United States.
5. Billions of Dollars in Government Support Would Be Freed
It may seem counter intuitive for welfare to be provided to illegal immigrants since they don’t have social security numbers and other identifiers that you’d imagine would be necessary, but it’s one of the reasons that the average illegal immigrant household was estimated to cost $24,721 in 2010 according to The Fiscal Times. It should be noted that illegal immigrants paid about $14 billion in taxes (about twenty percent lower than the average natural born household with a similar level of income) during the same period, but obviously that’s a large net loss as far as direct expenses versus taxes are concerned. Still, as we’ll see, illegal immigrants in the labor force allow for lowered expenses that go a long way towards making them essential for America’s economy.
4. The Dairy Industry Would Be Devastated
Hiring natural born citizens would require too much in wages. Automation isn’t really an option, either.
At present, the LA Times says a milking machine costs more than $250,000 and thus automation will not be a viable replacement for the illegal immigrant workforce for some time. If dairy farms were to attempt to pass the added costs onto the consumer, they would have to double the cost of milk, which would would very quickly hit many working class families pretty substantially in the food bill considering how many American eat cheeseburgers and pizzas on a regular basis.
3. Farm Businesses Would Be Destroyed
Even Georgian parolees couldn’t be motivated to take the jobs and $15 an hour wages couldn’t convince citizens to take it, or even $20 hour. That’s how hot and humid summers in those orchards could get. Mic.com tells us that as a result, in 2011 alone Georgian farmers lost $140 million on unharvested crops.
Still, that did not stop Alabama from passing a similar law. In 2012 the Washington Times reported that the training costs alone for getting replacement farmhands lost farmers millions of dollars while Georgia struggled again, and many farmers simply chose not to plant crops. Not that these financial disasters prevented similar campaign promises from being a central point of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign.
2. The Construction Industry Will Be Hit Hardest
That’s only part of the reason two thirds of professionals in the construction industry believe it would drive up prices, according to Consumer Affairs, and forty percent believe it would be enough that many companies would shift focus to working on luxury homes. Not only will many buildings no longer be made, but many homeowners will be more hesitant to have repairs done, which will drive down their value and cost the government a lot in lower property taxes.
1. Unskilled Worker Wages Will Increase
Then again, Harvard University market analyst George Borjas has detailed that low-talented laborers conceived in America have endured budgetary harm no matter how you look at it. The Wall Street Journal published an examination in 2013 that over the earlier twenty years the eagerness of undocumented settlers to work has costed a 4.7% misfortune in compensation over that period.