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The Bobster
07-13-2016, 09:09 AM

Melissa Mark-Viverito expected to show how Trump would hurt NYC
By Rich Calder
July 13, 2016 | 6:36am

Melissa Mark-Viverito
Photo: Chad Rachman

City Council Spicker Melissa Mark-Viverito — an outspoken critic of Donald Trump and avid supporter of Hilary Clinton — is expected to release a report Wednesday that says a Trump presidency would clobber New York City.

Officials said the study, which was done in-house by Council staff, was green-lighted because Mark-Viverito wanted to see how the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s policies would affect the local economy.

The report is being released at an Association for a Better New York breakfast.

Among its findings:

•If all of the city’s undocumented immigrants :mad: were deported, the city and state would lose almost $800 million in tax revenue. :rolleyes:

•The city would see employment decline by over 340,000 jobs under Trump’s agenda – surpassing both the 2001 and 2008 recessions. :rolleyes:

•There are almost 263,000 New Yorkers who come from nations where at least 50 percent of the population is Muslim.

•Workers residing in the city who were born in Muslim-majority countries contribute $14.2 billion annually to city’s economy. :rolleyes:

Council reps could not explain Tuesday why a rival study wasn’t conducted outlining how a Clinton win would affect New York.