Poughkeepsie Journal: The state of Hudson Valley immigration

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"Whatever one’s political view, the fate of New York’s immigrant population could have a significant impact on state and local economies. Undocumented immigrants make up a large portion of the workforce in New York industries like construction, landscaping, food and cleaning services, and farming operations upstate and on Long Island. The non-profit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says undocumented immigrants also pay more than $1 billion in state and local taxes every year, and the state Office for New Americans says that new immigrant business owners account for about $12.6 billion in annual net income."

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