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NYC Council Speaker: Trump's plans could cripple economy

Donald Trump's lightning-rod proposals to deport illegal immigrants and temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States could cost New York state more than $800 million and New York City over 340,000 jobs, according to an analysis commissioned by the majority-Democratic New York City Council.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, unveiled the findings in a speech Wednesday, saying "the city's economy would shrink because of Donald Trump."

"While Donald Trump could watch the ruin from high atop his tacky towers, his plans would have a devastating impact on real people, and would do great harm to the...

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