A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
It's Tax Time! Immigrants and Taxes: Contributions to State and Federal Coffers
Immigration Policy CenterThe Immigration Policy Center reports that immigrants, on average, pay more than enough state and federal taxes to cover the costs of the public benefits they receive. In addition, immigrants support the Social Security system by arriving in the United States during their prime working years. Because most immigrants enter the United States as adults, their countries of origin cover the costs of raising and educating them while the United States benefits from their contributions as taxpayers.
Paying taxes is only one of many ways that immigrants make significant economic, social, and cultural contributions to the United States. PDF Version