Will disruptions at the border hurt San Diego’s economy?

Question: Will ongoing disruptions at the San Ysidro Port of Entry significantly impact the San Diego economy? (Yes or No)

Bob Rauch, R.A. Rauch & Associates

YES: Most likely, the economic impact would be several million dollars per day but would not last. While that would be a major burden to San Ysidro, the impact on San Diego would not be significant unless disruptions were frequent or long term. Because avoiding further disruption will require a team effort between federal, state and local officials, all bets are off. We must have a very strong border that allows for legal commerce.

For the full article by Contact Reporter, Phillip Molnar, click here.


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