Thursday, September 4, 2014

Executive Action on Immigration Will Boost Tax Revenue; Quantifies Payroll Tax Gains as Workers Come Out of Shadows

  A new report released by the Center for American Progress finds that a deferred action program that allows undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least five years to apply for a temporary work permit would increase payroll tax revenues by $6.08 billion in the first year alone and increase revenues by $44.96 billion over five years.

The report, “Administrative Action on Immigration Reform: The Fiscal Benefits of Temporary Work Permits,” analyzes one of the administrative actions President Barack Obama could announce in the coming months: Expanding the ability to request deferred action to undocumented immigrants who are deemed to be low enforcement priorities.


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