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Why deporting undocumented immigrants could slow US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - If President Donald Trump's hardline stance on illegal immigration leads to large-scale deportations, among those hurt could be the U.S. economy.

That's the view of many economists, who say the United States can't afford to suddenly lose vast numbers of the undocumented workers who pick fruit and vegetables, build houses, bus tables, staff meat-packing plants and clean hotel rooms.

Undocumented workers account for roughly 18 percent of employment in agriculture, 13

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