August 17, 2015

Daily Lobo: Letter: Support for Trump’s Hatred of Immigrants Not Backed by Facts

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An economic perspective: The Partnership for a New American Economy found that immigrants started 28 percent of new U.S. businesses in 2011, though they account for only 13 percent of the population. Disproportionately more New Mexico business owners (12.6 percent) are immigrants (10 percent of the state’s population). A new study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy found that in 2012, unauthorized immigrants paid more than $66 million in state and local taxes in NM, and nearly $11 billion nationwide.

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