Eco­nom­ic con­tri­bu­tions from immi­grants released into US from bor­der may come with strings attached, experts warn

Economic contributions from immigrants released into US from border may come with strings attached, experts warn

The cri­sis at the south­ern bor­der appears to have had a pos­i­tive impact on the U.S. econ­o­my, but experts warn the growth came with con­se­quences.
New find­ings by for­mer White House eco­nom­ic advis­er Ernie Tedeschi con­clud­ed that the U.S. economy’s recov­ery from the pan­dem­ic reces­sion was stronger than the Great Reces­sion more than a decade ago thanks in part to for­eign-born work­ers in the Unit­ed States.
The U.S. real gross domes­tic prod­uct has soared 8.2% since the final quar­ter of 2019. The rise in the immi­grant pop­u­la­tion since the end of 2019 account­ed for at least one-fifth of that growth, “account­ing for direct labor sup­ply, unem­ploy­ment rate, and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty effects,” the report stated.“Absent immi­gra­tion, the US labor sup­ply would have shrunk by …