Don't Think Immigrants Pay Higher Taxes Than the 1 Percent? Check Out This Graphic!


There's a popularly held belief that undocumented immigrants don't pay taxes, but that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, immigrants often pay more in taxes than the richest U.S. citizens: the one percent (we're looking at you, Donald Trump).

According to the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, undocumented immigrants contribute $11.74 billion each year to state and local taxes, adding billions of dollars into programs that they won't benefit from because of their citizenship status.

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While we don't know the exact percentage undocumented immigrants pay in taxes, officials estimate its about 8 percent of their income. In contrast, the nation's one percent pays about 5.4 percent of theirs. That means that one of the most marginalized and impoverished populations in our country is paying a greater percentage of their paychecks than the richest among us.

Pissed off? Wait till you read through more of the deets in the graphic below!

(h/t Remezcla)