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Immigration 101: Do Immigrants Pay Taxes?

The basic answer: yes. Immigrants, including those without documentation, pay billions of dollars in taxes to federal, state and local governments every year. Immigrants paid $405.4 billion in taxes in 2017, including an estimated $27.2 billion in taxes paid by undocumented immigrants. Immigrants have always been, and continue to be vital, to the United States … Continue reading »

Hypocrisy on Steroids: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Rejects American Workers, Prefers “Compliant” Foreign Workers Instead

As President Trump campaigned on Fox News about his ‘successes’ demonizing and terrorizing immigrants, and called for a reformed immigration system because “We need workers,” a new investigative article by Buzzfeed reporters Ken Bensinger, Jeremy Singer-Vine, and Jessica Garrison flagrantly displays Trump’s hypocrisy. Trump’s Mar-A-Lago property purposefully overlooked local workers to hire foreign workers, because … Continue reading »

Tax Season Highlights How TPS Holders Contribute to U.S. Economy

Increases Urgency For Congress to Pass the Dream and Promise Act, Preventing the Forced Deportations of TPS Holders and Dreamers With tax season upon us, Steph Solis at Mass Live reports that Massachusetts Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders are making enormous contributions to our economy and growing our nation’s tax base. To that end, the … Continue reading »

The Hill: Unions Unite to Urge Congress for Permanent Action for Dreamers, TPS & DED Holders

Rafael Bernal at The Hill reports that earlier today, more than 30 labor unions united in a letter addressed to members of Congress urging them to enact a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. More specifically, the labor voices highlight the important roles that Dreamers and … Continue reading »

Labor Movement Unites for Stable Futures and Stable Workplaces for Members with TPS and DACA and the Industries Where They Contribute

Working Families United, the AFL-CIO and 30+ Nat’l Labor Institutions Send Letter to Congress to Pass Permanent Protections, Put TPS Holders and Dreamers on Path to Citizenship Today Working Families United, the AFL-CIO, and more than 30 national unions and labor institutions sent a letter to Congress expressing their broad support for legislation that makes the protections … Continue reading »

The Trump Organization Hired Undocumented Workers, Exploited Them, then Fired Them. Here’s A Recap of What Happened.

‘There are millions of us here without papers, and the country depends on us. [Donald Trump] knows that because his businesses depend on us and he knows how hard I worked.” – Victorina Morales, who worked Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey for five years while she was undocumented. Support Victorina and other undocumented … Continue reading »

ICYMI: As Trump Preps His “National Emergency,” His Undocumented Former Employees Share Their Stories

Victorina Morales: “As an undocumented worker, I cleaned Trump’s golf club. Now, I’m a voice for all immigrants.” As the President preps his “national emergency declaration,” the Trump-led private caravan of undocumented workers, who the Trump Organization employed and in some cases recruited from Central America, is continuing to share their stories, standing up to … Continue reading »

WaPo Exposé on Trump’s Undocumented Workers: “They treated us like slaves”

WaPo Exposé: “From Costa Rica to New Jersey, a pipeline of illegal workers for Trump goes back years” In a stunning exposé for the Washington Post, Joshua Partlow, Nick Miroff, and David Fahrenthold tell the story of a network of dozens of undocumented workers from Costa Rica who came to work at the Trump National … Continue reading »

Trump Organization’s Abuses of Undocumented Workers Raise Serious Criminal Issues

David Leopold: “The pattern of behavior is criminal and the hypocrisy from Trump is unfathomable.” Workers from Trump Organization golf clubs in New York and New Jersey have made it clear in interviews — and meetings with lawmakers in Washington —  that the Trump Organization has engaged in a multi-state criminal conspiracy that stretches back … Continue reading »