Eater: How Restaurants Hire Undocumented Workers

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Hille had a similar experience in his 20 years in the restaurant industry. “When politicians say things like ‘immigrants don’t pay taxes, they’re a burden on the system,’ it’s just not the reality. Undocumented people are usually having taxes withheld. They’re paying into a system that doesn’t ever pay them back.”

According to The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), undocumented Americans pay $11.64 billion annually in state and local taxes.

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