How Immigrants Affect State & Local Taxes

In the United States there are more than 11,090,000 undocumented immigrants residing as of 2014. A new report by the Institute o Taxation and Economic Policy states that undocumented immigrants are also taxpayers and contribute almost 12 billion dollars in state and local taxes. In Arkansas, immigrants contribute about 62 million dollars. Arkansas ranks 30th in the nation in population size of illegal immigrants. 45%of Arkansas’ immigrant population is considered undocumented.

Immigrants to the United States are diverse. Not all undocumented immigrants are from Mexico. Most are from the Americas, while other immigrants are from Asia and the Pacific Islands, Africa, and Europe. Most families of immigrants has one legal parent, one illegal parent and a child with US citizenship. Immigrants are located all throughout the country, however California, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Texas are the states with the largest populations. More than 60% have lived in the US for over 10 years. Many immigrants work in jobs that are aging and for which more educated US workers are not hired.

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