In another question someone stated that 5% of the population of America is illegally here. If we shipped them all out tomorrow, how would that effect the economy in terms of 5% less groceries bought per day, 5% less gas bought etc etc? Would it send us into an even worse recession? Would there really be more jobs for Americans or would the decline in sales eliminate those positions?
I am not sure how I feel about the whole illegal imigration debate so I am trying to get more info from both sides and had never thought about this aspect of it.
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:38 PM on May. 1, 2010
Considering that unemployment is at 10% + I think we would find a way to get by without illegals. We are in one of the longest recessions since the GD, so I don't see an adjustment period with rising employment rates as a bad thing. As people start making money they will start to buy things that they can now afford. It will work itself out if you let it. When government gets in the way of anything they screw the whole thing up. When has government (besides military) done anything better, more efficient, and more economically than the private sector? I don't think it's ever happened.
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You would have an additional 170,000 people that were unemployed with the prospect of a job and the means by which to make money, thus spend it (at grocery stores, clothing stores, mortgages, restaurants, gas stations, auto dealers, repair shops, etc.). They would be spending the money domestically while the illegals send much of what they make back home to family in Mexico, Canada, and other countries to their family they either left behind or extended family that cannot afford the expense of living in their country.
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