How Will Trump’s Immigration Plan Impact the Economy?

August 31, 2016

Donald Trump makes a historic visit to Mexico today to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, then tonight, will arrive back in Arizona for his highly anticipated primetime speech on his immigration plan.

It’s expected that Trump will outline a few details of how to handle the 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. But while his plans will certainly affect policy if he’s elected, they will also greatly affect the economy, says financial expert and nationally syndicated host Dan Celia.

“Realistically, how many will argue that criminals who are here illegally shouldn’t be deported?” asks Celia, who leads Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries (FISM,“Under Trump’s economic plan, legal immigration will be more important than ever. We will need people who are willing to work toward their own prosperity and who are willing to work to help make the American economy grow. Hopefully, under Trump’s economic plan, we will witness a thriving economy, one that needs both skilled and unskilled laborers—an economy where workers are paid a fair wage and people can seize a piece of the opportunity available to them in the United States of America.

“This is where Trump’s plans for immigration and the economy can take us,” Celia added. “This is not just about immigration—it’s just one piece of an overall plan that will be about confidence in business, the opportunity for businesses to expand and grow, and where the government creates opportunity and an environment for growth instead of inhibiting it. If we are wise, we will choose the path toward growth.”

To interview Dan Celia in advance of Trump’s immigration speech tonight, or after the address tomorrow, contact Jen Retallick, 610-584-1096, ext. 100,, or Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102.

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