July 10, 2013. A Newsday article covers the release of a great new report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy report about how legalizing undocumented immigrants would affect state and local tax revenues. The ITEP report builds on work ITEP did with the Fiscal Policy Institute around our report on how immigration reform would boost productivity.
David Dyssegaard Kallick, immigration research director at the Fiscal Policy Institute, said there is no better alternative than for all those immigrants to become taxpayers.
“As long as we make sure we don’t create a new undocumented population, legalizing the people already here is the right thing to do,” Kallick said, “and it’s also a positive development for the government treasury.”