By Stalling Programs in Court Republican Governors and Attorneys General Are Denying Tax Revenue to Their Own States
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear the case over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, evidence continues to grow that upholding the policies is not just the right thing to do for millions of families with American children, but will also have huge economic benefits. According to a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, undocumented immigrants’ tax contributions would increase significantly under the administration’s executive actions.
These findings make clear the purely political nature of the anti-immigrant lawsuit challenging the policies. Republican Governors and Attorneys General from 26 states have signed on a lawsuit that prevents their own states from benefiting from the millions in tax revenue that full implementation of the policies would bring. The partisan nature of this lawsuit has never been so apparent—not only are Republican leaders suing immigrant families that have lived and worked in their states for years, but they are so willing to politicize the immigration issue that they would rather deny millions in tax revenue than allow the policies to move forward.
Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, “Republican leaders challenging these executive actions on immigration should be ashamed. They are playing politics with their constituents’ lives and are denying their states needed tax revenue. It is time for the Supreme Court to put this partisan lawsuit to bed, and save our states from the irresponsible ‘leaders’ who put us down this path.”
View the full ITEP report HERE.
- Center for American Progress “Administrative Action on Immigration Reform”
- Center for American Progress “High Costs of Delaying Executive Action on Immigration”
- American Immigration Council “Economic Potential of Executive Action on Immigration”