Trump’s Visitor Ban Isn’t Just Un-American. It’s Bad for the Economy.

Third Way: “What would Donald Trump’s ban on visitors—both Muslims from around the world and non-Muslims, presumably, from terrorism-affected countries—mean for the U.S. economy?”

“GDP and job losses would then increase significantly each year the ban remains.”

“American Muslims are among the most educated and highest-earning populations.”

“Total Muslim-American disposable income is estimated at $98 billion, with household GDP contributions pegged at an estimated $190 billion. In other words, American Muslims contribute a sum on par with the entire GDP of Vietnam.”

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  • RadicalCentrist

    I go back and forth to Canada frequently. Lines at the border are often quite long. Now you want to add questions for entrants about their religion, ones that the agent will have a very difficult time verifying. A great many of those Muslims will be Canadian citizens.

    Trudeau would come under great pressure to retaliate since immigrant voters were key to his winning a majority. He would have no choice but to forbid entry to Trump voters. How they border agents would identify them remains to be determined, but an IQ test might be a place to start.

  • RadicalCentrist

    I go back and forth to Canada frequently. Lines at the border are often quite long. Now you want to add questions for entrants about their religion, ones that the agent will have a very difficult time verifying. A great many of those Muslims will be Canadian citizens.

    Trudeau would come under great pressure to retaliate since immigrant voters were key to his winning a majority. He would have no choice but to forbid entry to Trump voters. How they border agents would identify them remains to be determined, but an IQ test might be a place to start.

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