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Iowa gets $64 million in taxes from immigrants in U.S. illegally, report says
Iowa gets $64 million in taxes from immigrants in U.S. illegally, report says

As the national debate over immigration plays out in Congress and along the Southwest border, a new report shows that immigrants who are in the U.S.  illegally contribute about $64 million in state and local taxes in Iowa each year. The report, published by the Iowa Policy Project, also suggests that immigration reform at the federal level would push an additional $16.5 million into state coffers each year. "I think what spurred us was an interest in trying to have a more calm and informed debate about immigration policy, which requires understanding [of] who immigrants are and what contributions they make to the economy," said Peter Fisher, a co-author of the report and...

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