Protecting Young Immigrants Boosts NY Economy

July 7, 2017. This article discusses how the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program but has continued Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). FPI’s, Cyierra Roldan, policy analyst, was quoted discussing the local and state tax contributions that DACA recipients make.  This article discusses how the DACA program is beneficial to all.

“DACA recipients currently pay a total of $1.6 billion to local and state taxes around the country; and currently in New York State, they are contributing $140 million,” she says.

“The DACA recipients would lose their work permits, their incomes would decrease,” she adds.
“So, if DACA was terminated, the state would lose $55 million in local and state taxes.” “The DACA recipients would lose their work permits, their incomes would decrease,” she adds. “So, if DACA was terminated, the state would lose $55 million in local and state taxes.”
Roldan notes that ending DACA would put almost 900,000 young immigrants nationwide at risk of being deported to countries they have never known.

“They grew up here,” continues Roldan. “This is the only place they know as home and the place that they call home. And they just want to do the same things that we all do.”

Here is the link to the Public News Service.