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Experts claim Trump’s controversial plan for his second term could backfire and have negative impact on the U.S.


Florida – Although the U.S. has a long history of illegal immigration, which has contributed to its diverse society, the issue of illegal immigration apparently is the main issue for Donald Trump. The former president announced on social media previously that if he were to win the upcoming November election, his priority actions would include drastic measures such as closing the border. And once again, Trump has turned the focus to illegal immigration with his recent statements that caused significant debates.

Experts claim Trump's controversial plan for his second term could backfire and have negative impact on the U.S.
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Immigration in Florida

The spike in immigration over the last few years has caused a severe strain on resources in some states, including Florida, largely due to the federal government’s failure to effectively secure the nation’s borders and President Biden’s controversial policies and programs that “allow” the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. to increase day by day.

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has highlighted a significant influx of migrants into Florida. According to the CIS, a program initiated by President Joe Biden in October 2022 has facilitated the arrival of hundreds of thousands of potentially unauthorized immigrants from select nations into the US, allowing them to enter Florida via commercial flights without standard government ID requirements.

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Another report brought to light that approximately 200,000 deportation cases have been dismissed under President Biden’s administration. The report indicates that in about 200,000 instances, DHS did not file the required paperwork with the Immigration Court, leading to the dismissal of these cases. This oversight has had a pronounced impact in specific locations, with the report highlighting that over half of the deportation cases in Miami, Florida, and Houston, Texas, were dismissed due to this paperwork failure.

Trump’s Controversial Plan

Donald Trump outlined a controversial plan for his potential second term during an interview, emphasizing his intent to deport “15 million and maybe as many as 20 million” people. Trump mentioned he would utilize the National Guard, and possibly the U.S. military, to execute this mass deportation if he is re-elected in November. However, this plan has sparked significant concerns among economists who believe it could backfire and negatively impact the U.S. economy.

Economic Concerns from Experts

According to a CNN report, economists predict that Trump’s mass deportation strategy will likely “backfire.” Wendy Edelberg, a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, expressed her confidence that such a large-scale immigration crackdown would have “negative” effects on the economy. She pointed out that immigrants have contributed to a significant increase in demand across various businesses in recent years.

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“That’s the kind of thing that could spark a recession,” Edelberg explained, warning that while it might not cause a catastrophic recession, it would likely lead to a sudden decrease in aggregate demand, which is generally detrimental to economic stability. “Generally, that’s not the kind of thing that our economy likes,” she added.

Potential Economic Fallout

Economic experts also warn that Trump’s plan could exacerbate existing issues within the economy, such as worker shortages and inflation. The mass deportation could lead to a severe shortage of workers, forcing businesses to struggle to fill positions. This shortage could reignite inflation, compelling the Federal Reserve to maintain high borrowing costs for an extended period.

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RSM chief economist Joe Brusuelas highlighted a critical flaw in Trump’s vision: “the supply of native-born workers simply cannot meet demand.” He emphasized the necessity of importing workers to sustain the labor market. Brusuelas cautioned that significantly reducing the flow of immigrant workers would likely result in a severe labor shortage and renewed inflation. “You would drive the unemployment rate down to 3% and wages would pop. You’d get classic inflation,” Brusuelas noted.

Broader Economic Implications

The potential economic fallout from Trump’s deportation plan underscores the complexity and risks associated with large-scale immigration policies. Removing millions of workers from the labor market could lead to increased unemployment and inflation, disrupting economic stability and growth. The reduction in the workforce would create a vacuum that native-born workers alone could not fill, leading to a sharp increase in labor demand and wages, further fueling inflation.

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While Donald Trump’s proposed plan aims to address immigration issues, it carries significant economic risks that could negatively affect the U.S. economy. The potential for worker shortages, increased inflation, and a possible recession highlights the need for careful consideration of the broader economic implications of such policies. As the debate over immigration continues, it is crucial to weigh the potential economic consequences to avoid unintended detrimental effects on the nation’s economy.

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