by Josh T. Smith, Research Manager; Benjamin M. Blau
Posted August 27, 2019 In Scholar Commentary

Protecting immigrants boosts US stocks

For 19 years, Karla Morales Villalobos has had a typical American life, going to school, working and having fun on the weekend. But now, the 22-year-old college student is fighting to keep her family together in federal court. As a 3-year-old, she was “brought here by family? not out of luxury … but out of necessity,” and is now about to be deported to a country she hasn’t lived in since she was a baby. Why? The Trump administration wants to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of people based on their country of origin. Our new research indicates that mass deportations could have an adverse effect on stock markets…

Read the full op-ed as it was published by Wisconsin News.

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