May 15, 2018

New Jersey Policy Perspectives: DACA Recipients Contribute $59 Million Per Year in Taxes

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The ITEP study found that New Jersey’s young immigrants eligible for DACA contribute $59 million in state and local taxes each year, the seventh highest level of all fifty states. These contributions would increase by $38 million per year – the sixth most of all states – if all of those eligible for DACA enrolled in the program. However, if DACA protections end, these state and local tax contributions will drop by $19 million per year, a 33% reduction. When laws push immigrants further to the margins of society, their economic contributions decline at a rapid rate.

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