One of the Presidential Candidates who often makes headlines is the Republican, Donald Trump. His language and his views against immigrants and immigration are few things that have made him popular. Though he has many supporters, there are many who are against him for his views on immigration.
His controversial immigration plans include sending all undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. back to their home countries and constructing a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The U.S. is currently home to more than 11 million undocumented immigrants. Though they are undocumented, many are employed. Donald Trump wants to send all these immigrants back to their home countries. The service industry is the one that will suffer more without these immigrants. That is because undocumented immigrants make up around 35 percent of jobs in this industry.
His plan to deport all undocumented immigrants is not a cheap plan. This plan will approximately cost more than $400 billion dollars. More detention facilities with more space and beds will be needed if more immigrants must be detained. Thousands of attorneys will be needed to represent the immigrants and new courts will be needed to try all the detained immigrants. Likewise, to transport them to their home countries, the U.S. will require hundreds of buses and chartered flights.
Trump’s plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, will be another financial burden to the U.S. Trump says that he would make Mexico pay for the wall but Mexican Treasury Secretary Luis Videgaray said, “Mexico will under no circumstance pay for the wall Mr Trump is proposing.” To construct a wall, the U.S. will have to spend more than $10 billion. This cost is exclusive of other factors like labor, security, equipment and maintenance.
Experts say that if Trump were to build a wall on the roughly 2,000 miles long U.S.-Mexico border and deport all the undocumented immigrants living here, it would cost the U.S. tens of billions which will eventually be a financial burden to the country.