August 16, 2015

SIMPLE FAIRNESS TO FELLOW AMERICANS:

Study Finds Illegal Immigrants Pay $11.8B in Taxes (Eric Pianin, April 16, 2015, Fiscal Times)

A new nationwide study on the fiscal implications of illegal immigration concludes that millions of undocumented immigrants are paying billions of dollar in taxes into state and local coffers, and that substantially more would be generated if President Obama prevails in imposing a new executive order protecting many of those workers from deportation.

The 50-state analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy released on Thursday found that roughly 8.1 million of 11.4 million undocumented immigrants who work paid more than $11.8 billion in state and local taxes in 2012, even while they were living illegally in the country.

The group's analysis estimated that illegal immigrants' combined nationwide state and local tax contributions would increase by $845 million under full implementation of Obama's 2012 and 2014 executive actions and by $2.2 billion under comprehensive immigration reform.

Every illegal on our geoseismic crew in Texas, all the Russian compuer techs at our company in Chicago and all our academic neighbors here in Hanover have had taxes withheld from his paycheck, reflecting the fact of corporate complicity.  The only illegals I ever worked with who didn't pay these taxes were fellow caddies. They were children.

Posted by at August 16, 2015 8:45 AM
  

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