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A promised immigration crackdown if Trump wins re-election could cripple Minnesota’s workforce

by Emma Nelson and Christopher Vondracek| Star Tribune

May 2, 2024 | If former President Donald Trump earns a second term in November, a promised crackdown on both documented and undocumented immigration would likely hit an even tighter job market and send shockwaves through the state’s economy.

“What we saw when Trump was president was that they were able to slow down and stop multiple streams of immigration to the United States in a way that had significant impacts on our community,” said Micaela Schuneman, senior director of immigration and refugee services at the International Institute of Minnesota, which expects to resettle 670 refugees this year. “And so that is something, of course, that we are looking at as possible or likely to happen again.”