Fear that stems from President Trump’s efforts to ramp up federal immigration law enforcement could trigger a negative, long-term hit to the U.S. economy. That’s a key takeaway from a new report released Monday by the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank based in Washington.
As heightened enforcement separates families and instills fear in immigrant communities, the report notes that emotional distress and economic insecurity could disrupt the future success of undocumented children and those with undocumented parents.
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In 2012, according to the report, children of immigrants contributed an average of 12 percent more per person in federal income taxes than those of native-born residents. That same population, which is more likely to receive a college diploma and avoid poverty, also contributed $30.5
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