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What would be the economic impact of mass deportations?




Anti-Donald Trump protesters stand in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Las Vegas on November 12, 2016. The president-elect says he'll follow through on building a wall — and deporting millions of people.
Anti-Donald Trump protesters stand in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Las Vegas on November 12, 2016. The president-elect says he'll follow through on building a wall — and deporting millions of people.
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With the inauguration just a month away, local leaders have been busy trying to respond to one change they expect to see from the incoming Trump administration: an increase in the deportation of unauthorized immigrants.

On Tuesday, L.A. County Supervisors voted to contribute $3 million to a legal aid fund for those fighting deportation. The ultimate goal is to combine $2 million in city money plus private donations to create a $10 million defense fund.

Supervisors cited the economic contribution that immigrants— including undocumented immigrants— make. And they pointed to the costs of deportation.

For a closer look at the economic impact of deporting millions of immigrants without legal status, Kevin Johnson, dean and professor of public interest law and professor of chicano studies at UC Davis, joined Take Two.

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue media player above.