Professor Hinojosa- Ojeda, the founding director of the North American Integration and Development Center, wrote a book called The Consequences of Legalization Versus Mass Deportation in Texas. In this book, Hinojosa goes on to explain what the benefits would be if the undocumented immigrants were to be legalized and consequences of their deportation. In a study made in 2010, it was recorded that undocumented workers brought in $14.5 billion in tax revenue to Texas. This number would increase by $4.1 billion if these workers were legalized. With that extra money our state would be able to give nearly 300 days of free school lunch to every K-12 grade students in the state, and fund over 1 million students through the Top 10% Scholarship Program among other things.
All of the things mentioned are the benefits of the legalization of these undocumented immigrants; the repercussions of deporting these people, however, outweigh the benefits. If the illegals are deported, there would be a $77.7 billion decrease in gross state product plus a $33.2 billion decrease in total wages. Another consequence of the deportation would be that there will be a lot of jobs needed that not many born Americans would be willing to take as the immigrants would take any job