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That theme being companies and then buying their own shares to be. Clear because there are a whole lot of moving parts in that Tesla's story as I said that's not a stock buyback that's just plain, going private leaving the public market, but there are some analysis out. From, Goldman Sachs that stock buybacks which, is companies buying back from shareholders a, certain number of shares short of fully going. Private those buybacks at s. and p. five hundred companies are on track to hit a trillion dollars this year marketplace Mary Barra. Explains what happens when that happens when a company buys up some of its own stock that takes shares, off the. Market making each one, more. Valuable Sarah Anderson is global economy director, at the institute for policy studies because, of the law of supply and demand that boosts their stock price and that makes their shareholders happy and it makes their. Executives happy now stock buybacks are the new trend, Charles Wang. At Harvard Business School says they've been on. The rise for a while the most obvious reason Simply because corporations are making more and more. Money over time, but there could be something. Else behind this recent jump, in by the federal. Government just cut the corporate tax rate from thirty five to twenty, one percent and Allen is a tax, professor at San Jose State university many companies know that. They will be owing less federal tax and then deciding what will we do with the fun in stock buyback. Might make sense there are other things companies. Could be dealing with their tax cuts like hiring workers are raising wages that stuff happening Charles Wang at Harvard says. It's too soon to say for sure unemployment is declining so companies are hiring more employees and we have seen wages go up now whether, or not that is a result, of the tax cut per se. That's, very difficult question to answer he, says stock buybacks wouldn't necessarily stop companies, from making other investments and Marielle Zegarra for. Marketplace there's news today Immigration. And the social safety net who uses it and what might happen to them if they do NBC news is reporting to the White House wants to. Make it harder for legal immigrants legal immigrants who've used government benefits to become citizens. Marketplace's Abry Benesch your reports that immigrants who might be a drain on this economy have never been warmly welcomed in this country but. The Trump administration is considering even tighter restrictions right now if the government thinks that potential immigrants are going to be primarily dependent on the government those. Immigrants won't be leading can't get a visa can't get green card. It's been that way for a long time in. The nineteenth century when this, rule was first created it, really only, targeted people who. Were wards of the state David beer is with the Cato Institute wards of the state people who've been institutionalized received cash assistance lived in subsidized housing. Those folks get turned away under. The reported, new proposal here's all it would take use of any benefits at all at any. Level of governor Mints including by, US citizen, family members of the immigrant this covers. A lot of benefits not just benefits for people in poverty Mark Greenberg is a senior fellow with the migration policy institute Medicaid, children's health insurance refundable earned income tax credits even he says, enrolling in a subsidized health plan under ObamaCare could disqualify illegal immigrant under the reported proposal, this has some legal immigrants. Very worried Lena Ken, Vala is an attorney. With the legal aid society we've had people descend rolling their children, from headstart programs because they're afraid, that it's going to preclude them from dying for resident status. According to the migration policy institute under the old rules about three percent of non-citizens, in the US could be disqualified from. Getting a visa or green card under the new proposal. Reportedly being considered forty seven percent could be disqualified in New York I'm sure for marketplace Coming, up why would they build the.