The Economic Cost of House Bill 2315 in Tennessee

New American Economy
Date of Publication: 
April, 2018
Source Organization: 
New American Economy

House Bill 2315 has been passed by the Tennessee state legislature, and awaits Governor Haslams’s signature in order to become law. This bill would prohibit state and local governmental entities and officials from adopting so-called “sanctuary” policies. There could be significant economic cost to the State of Tennessee if HB 2315 prevails. Using the Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year data and the Regional Input-Output Modeling System (RIMS II) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, New American Economy has estimated the economic loss as it relates to jobs, earnings, taxes, and GDP if 10 percent of undocumented immigrants currently living in Tennessee were to leave the state.

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