Cost To U.S. Of Ending DACA: Not So Much; Cost To Affected Workers: Enormous
Cost to U.S. of Ending DACA: Not So Much; Cost to Affected Workers: Enormous
How much will ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program cost the United States, assuming Congress doesn’t act to renew it in the next six months?Possibly $60-$100 billion over 10 years — a significant figure in some respects, but it’s a large economy.To put it in perspective, the California wine industry alone has an estimated annual economic impact of $114 billion.
Yet, the economic activity of DACA beneficiaries isn’t the only factor in the debate over the controversial program.
The arguably cruel nature of Trump’s decision to end the program could also be considered: Young people who were brought to …