President Donald Trump has unveiled plans to step up deportation of undocumented immigrants, including those who may not have been convicted of violent offenses. Undocumented immigrants total 11.4 million nationally, according to a new report from New American Economy, including 26,666 in Rhode Island. There also are 903 undocumented-immigrant entrepreneurs. Their total spending power is $322 million in the state, the report said.
Will Trump’s actions have a negative effect on the local economy?