Mark Zuckerberg-backed FWD.us is escalating its attacks on Donald Trump’s immigration policies as the candidate prepares to accept the Republican party’s presidential nomination in Cleveland.
The immigration reform group launched a website, Trump365, that explores the human and economic toll of deporting an estimated 11 million people.
“It’s a big number,” said FWD.us president Todd Schulte. “We want to break it down so people understand this is going to hurt each and every one of us in America, whether they’ve ever met an undocumented immigrant or not.”
FWD.us cites estimates that the cost of such a mass deportation could reach $735 billion to $935 billion over the next 20 years (or about $11,442 per household). It argues that uprooting so many people would have disastrous consequences for the nation’s economy and cause labor shortages for specific industries, like construction.