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Jacob Vigdor Explains How Deportations Could Impact Regional Economies

Posted: 4/3/2017 (CSDE in the News)

Jacob Vigdor, CSDE Affiliate and UW Professor of Public Policy and Governance, recently spoke with The News Tribune about the potential economic effects that local economies could feel if the Trump administration follows through with proposed deportations of undocumented immigrants.

“The impact (of increased deportations) would be felt most significantly at the businesses employing and serving these migrants, but there’s a wide swath of small businesses for which a small drop in the customer base would spell the difference between profit and loss,” Vigdor says. You can read the full story below.

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