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“State and local governments alone take in $11.6 billion from taxpayers without papers. They’d net more if more immigrants had legal status.
It may come as a surprise to some that just like almost everyone else, undocumented immigrants pay taxes. They pay property taxes and sales taxes, and many also pay taxes on their incomes. In fact, on average, they pay a higher share of their incomes in state and local taxes than taxpayers in the top 1%.”