Ahead of this upcoming International Workers’ Day, a day to celebrate the achievements of workers and the labor movement, we recognize and honor the laborers – millions of whom are immigrants – who are critical to our everyday lives and national economy through their work caring for our loved... Continue »
Trump’s Businesses and His Family Use Immigration Pathways and Also Have a Long History of Hiring and Exploiting Undocumented Workers He’s Demonized for Political Gain Indicted former President Donald Trump seeks to impose “unprecedented restrictions” on legal immigration if he returns to power in January 2025 – except, it... Continue »
Immigrant workers have played a crucial role in the current success of the American economy. Standing in their way to continue their beneficial impact is access to work authorizations. NEW YORK — The Associated Press recently reported that one main factors allowing the U.S. have a “soft landing” –... Continue »
immigrant taxes
First published May 23, 2019; last updated April 19, 2024. In a word: yes.  People who demonize immigrants often claim that they are “takers” who “don’t even pay taxes.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Immigrants, regardless of immigration status, are on the hook for a variety of... Continue »
Across the country, immigrants, regardless of legal immigration status, make robust contributions that help sustain federal programs like Medicare and Social Security, fund schools and libraries, and boost the national economy. These immigrant households contribute significantly to their communities through state income taxes, purchases, and work in essential industries.... Continue »
Ahead of Tax Day, it’s always necessary to highlight the tax contributions that immigrants—including those without legal immigration status—make to the local, state, and federal government every year. Their robust contributions help sustain programs like Medicare and Social Security, fund our public schools, libraries, and police departments, and boost... Continue »
Researchers say that results from an annual survey of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients show that the program’s beneficiaries “are more integrated in the American economy than they have ever been,” including reporting a record level of employment. Key findings from research conducted by the U.S. Immigration... Continue »
Immigrant workers and their advocates are celebrating news that the Biden administration has issued a temporary rule extending work permits for roughly 800,000 individuals who were at risk of losing their permission to work due to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processing delays. Without action, immigrant workers would... Continue »
Despite continued uncertainty due to ongoing litigation led by corrupt Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and a slate of Republican attorneys general, researchers say that results from an annual survey of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients show that the program’s beneficiaries “are more integrated in the American... Continue »
A host of lawmakers, business and labor leaders, and community members are urging the Biden administration to, among other actions, protect mixed-status families and boost local economies by extending work permits to longtime immigrant contributors, including the undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens. “The more than 1.1 million undocumented spouses... Continue »