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Donald Trump has a plan to remove 11 million people from the United States in 18 months. If his plan were successful, it would be one of the worst global humanitarian atrocities in recent history:
Only 52% of the 11 million would be deported to Mexico, and the other 5.7 million people would be shipped countries all over the globe:
President Trump plans to deport the 4.5 million US citizen children who were born in the U.S. to undocumented parents.
President Trump’s immigration plan would remove 5.1% of the U.S. labor force:
Trump’s immigration plan would still leave hundreds of thousands jobs unfilled in California, Nevada, Texas and New Jersey where, the share of the labor force occupied by undocumented immigrants in is much greater than the jobless rate.
Trump’s plan would wreak havoc inside private homes, where nearly 60% of the nation’s five million undocumented immigrant women work as domestic workers or caregivers of children, the elderly, and disabled.
President Trump’s immigration plan would remove $11.2 billion in tax revenue from state and federal programs.
President Trump’s immigration plan would cost between $735 and $935 billion, according to some estimates. The federal government would have to spend close to $52 billion dollars a month in order to carry out a deportation strategy of this magnitude.
President Trump’s plan would shrink the economy by 6% over the next 20 years, which would translate to $1.6 trillion lost wages.
In order for President Trump to deport 11 million immigrants, the United States would have to fill up and fly out “30 or more 747s every single day for two years” – as described by Jorge Ramos.
It’s an absurd and impossible plan. And since Trump won’t give out his specifics about how he’d go about carrying it out, a new infographic from America’s Voice visualizes the sheer magnitude of what could happen: