Immigration Newsletter

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Alabama immigration crackdown costs state up to $11 bln: study - Yahoo! News

Alabama immigration crackdown costs state up to $11 bln: study - Yahoo! News

The Alabama law, passed in June, requires police to detain people they suspect of being in the U.S. illegally if they cannot produce proper documentation when stopped for any reason, among other measures.
The cost-benefit analysis by University of Alabama economist Samuel Addy estimated up to 80,000 jobs were vacated by illegal immigrants fleeing the crackdown, costing Alabama's economy up to $10.8 billion.
The lost jobs also cost Alabama up to $264.5 million in lost state sales and income taxes, and as much as $93.1 million in lost city and county sales taxes, it found.