Misha joined ITEP in 2016 through the State Policy Fellowship Program, a project of the State Priorities Partnership (SPP). Prior to joining ITEP, she earned a Masters in Public Policy at The George Washington University. While earning her graduate degree Misha was an intern with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ Family Income Support team where she focused on TANF policies. She also interned with the Women’s Health Division at the Kaiser Family Foundation through the Peterson Foundation Fiscal Policy Internship. Before finding her way to the policy world, Misha worked in hospital administration and at a New Jersey welfare-to-work program as an Americorps VISTA volunteer. She earned her undergraduate degree in Hispanic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
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In the Face of the Trump Administration's Anti-Immigrant Agenda, We Must Rely on Evidence to Highlight the Contributions of and Dispel Myths About Dreamers
Immigrants face tremendous uncertainty and little hope under the Trump Administration. The administration’s actions—banning travel from residents of primarily Muslim…
This report specifically examines the state and local tax contributions of undocumented immigrants who are currently enrolled or immediately eligible for DACA and the fiscal implications of various policy changes. The report includes information on the national impact (Chart 1) and provides a state-by-state breakdown (Appendices 1 and 2).