The Arizona Republic: Valdez: US can get some easy money from migrants

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Want some easy money, America? Give undocumented immigrants a break.That’s right. Drop the nasty rhetoric, and embrace some of the nation’s most maligned residents. It’ll pay off in big bucks.
A new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says undocumented immigrants pay about $11.64 billion a year in state and local taxes. This includes sales taxes, excise taxes, property taxes and personal income taxes. That contribution would increase by $805 million if President Obama’s executive orders on Dreamers and their parents were fully implemented.

"Want some easy money, America? Give undocumented immigrants a break.That’s right. Drop the nasty rhetoric, and embrace some of the nation’s most maligned residents. It’ll pay off in big bucks. A new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says undocumented immigrants pay about $11.64 billion a year in state and local taxes. This includes sales taxes, excise taxes, property taxes and personal income taxes. That contribution would increase by $805 million if President Obama’s executive orders on Dreamers and their parents were fully implemented."

 

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