Deporting Undocumented Immigrants

Whether you are on-board with the current plan to remove undocumented migrants, or you are against it, one thing to consider is the costs associated with it. First the cost of produce, it has risen in the past due to deportation, and that could very well happen again if our “cheaper” labor is forced out. We are going to see tax increases to support the additional cost of labor to enforce deportation laws with an estimated 5,000 – 10,000 additional agents. Then, there are the repercussions for local law enforcement officers also taking on the role of immigration enforcers. There is already a lack of trust of law enforcement, and that will increase. The article brings up many other factors, and states that, “we should secure the borders, but mass deportations of undocumented immigrants without a criminal record is a misguided and ultimately harmful policy”.