Repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) will deprive the US economy of valuable workers, whose labor will be driven underground, infers Raul A. Reyes of NBC News. The program has allowed hundreds of thousands of people to contribute with work, start businesses and pay taxes. Incoming immigrants are better educated than local Americans and offer much-needed innovation. Business leaders have realized this and support it. Studies estimate that deporting the people covered by DACA would reduce economic growth by $280 million over the next 10 years. These people are valuable contributors to the economy.
DACA hurts American workers by creating more competition for jobs and should be abolished to protect the U.S. economy, holds Spencer P. Morrison. Allowing illegal immigrants to benefit from social programs and privileges normally reserved for legal citizens encourages even more of them to come. This is a burden on tax payers while also leaving fewer jobs for Americans. Crackdowns on illegal immigrants have already shown to result in more and better-paying employment for locals. Immigration must be managed better than the way DACA does. Abolishing it will support American workers and through them, the economy.