A report released last week by the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) said that any significant increase in deportations under a Trump administration would result in a 47 percent median household income reduction and higher poverty rates for mixed-status families in the United States.
According to the report, “removing undocumented residents from mixed-status households would reduce median household income from $41,300 to $22,000, a drop of $19,300, or 47 percent, which would plunge millions of US families into poverty.”
The report also said that if just 33% of “US-born children of undocumented residents remained in the United States following a mass deportation program…the cost of raising those children through their minority would total $118 billion.” It also wrote that “nation’s housing market would be jeopardized because a high percentage of the 2.4 million mortgages held by households with undocumented immigrants would be in peril.”
Finally, it predicted that the country’s “gross domestic product (GDP) would be reduced by 1.4 percent in the first year, and cumulative GDP would be reduced by $4.7 trillion over 10 years.”
The CMS report said that in 2014 there were 3.3 million mixed-status households. It also added that “6.6 million US-born citizens share three million households with undocumented residents (mostly their parents)” and that of those 6.6. million citizens, 5.7 million are under 18 years old.
The full report is below: