Radio Iowa: Immigrants account for 4.5 percent of state's economic output

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And Fisher says they would be far less at risk of workplace abuses or wage theft.

Fisher and a research associate used government data as well as formulas from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy to determine how much undocumented immigrants pay in Iowa sales taxes, property taxes and income taxes. Fisher says undocumented immigrants often have state and federal taxes withheld from their paychecks.

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