The Labor And Output Declines From Removing All Undocumented Immigrants

The American Action Forum examined the impact on the labor market if all undocumented immigrants are removed.  The research found that the U.S. private sector would face a substantial labor decline. Based on 2012 workforce and production levels, we find that:

  • Private sector employment would fall by 4 million to 6.8 million workers, and
  • This worker decline by itself would reduce private industry output by between $381.5 billion and $623.2 billion.