Category: Economics

Yes, All Immigrants – Even Undocumented – Pay Billions in Taxes Each Year

Immigrants—both documented and undocumented—contribute billions of dollars in taxes to the United States every year. Immigrants who are authorized to work in the United States file the same taxes as any U.S.-native including local, state, and federal taxes. Unauthorized immigrants pay…
How Immigration Affects the U.S. Workforce

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Criminal justice reform and high immigration are incompatible. The First Step Act, which President Trump signed at the end of 2018, created, for some, avenues for early release. Once the inmates are let go, the most successful way they…
Immigration is beneficial to economies, even after 100 years

A new study in the Review of Economic Studies finds that U.S. counties with more historical immigration have higher incomes, less poverty, and lower unemployment today. An important issue in current American political discourse is the effect that immigrants have on the…