Will Deporting Immigrants Who Had Temporary Protected Status Hurt The U.S. Economy?

Our weekly check-in with the PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensNovember 22, 2017 10:09 am,

A Texas congressman says that ending a deportation shield that mostly benefits residents from Central America would cost the United States about $164 billion in economic firepower over 10 years.

Rep. Joaquin Castro, a San Antonio Democrat, tweeted about the Trump administration possibly terminating what’s called the Temporary Protected Status designation for individual countries.

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Hear how Castro’s claim scored in the player above.

Written by Jen Rice.