The Trump administration’s intent to clamp down on unauthorized immigrants living in the United States could have broad economic implications for states.
Data in a newly updated Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy report out Thursday disputes the president’s contention that undocumented immigrants are a drain on taxpayers. It found those immigrants pay an estimated $11.74 billion a year in state and local taxes.
That breaks down to more than $7 billion in sales and excise taxes, $3.6 billion in property taxes, and $1.1 billion in personal income taxes.
Dave Heller spoke with Meg Wiehe, director of programs at the institute, for NewsWorks Tonight.