December 18, 2017

Center for Public Policy Priorities: The National Dream Act: What’s at stake for Texas?

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Researchers estimate that approximately 177,000 young Texas immigrants are potentially eligible for DACA, and they currently contribute a total of $241 million to local and state taxes annually through sales and excise taxes, property taxes and income tax.
Without the national Dream Act, Texas can expect to lose at least $79 million in state and local tax revenue. That’s the projected loss if DACA recipients stay in the state after losing work authorization, earning lower wages and becoming less likely to file income tax returns.

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