Nassau Herald: Lessons learned about Long Island immigrants

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"And, according to the FPI, “Like U.S.-born residents, immigrants pay a lot in property taxes.” Seventy-three percent of Long Island immigrants live in owner-occupied homes, and 40 percent of them pay more than $10,000 a year in property taxes to support local schools and services.

The FPI could not say precisely how much unauthorized immigrants pay in taxes, but the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy estimates that they pay upward of $1 billion in state and local taxes in New York."

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