Capitol Report: Trump-backed immigration bill would eliminate more than 1 million jobs, study finds

President Donald Trump leaves after delivering remarks on immigration reform, accompanied by Sen. Tom Cotton in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Aug. 2.

An immigration bill backed by President Donald Trump would reduce both economic growth and the number of jobs in the U.S., according to a new study from the institution he attended.

By 2027, finds the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Budget Model, the bill would reduce economic growth by 0.7% relative to current law and reduce jobs by 1.3 million.

The analysis covers the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy, or RAISE Act, introduced by Republican Sens.

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