Myths Of Undocumented Immigrants

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Dear Mr. Peabody, I would like to inform you today about some common myths about immigration that just need to be squashed. The first myth that needs to be set straight is the myth that undocumented immigrants don’t pay taxes Undocumented immigrants are already U.S. taxpayers. Collectively undocumented immigrants have paid an estimate of $10.6 billion to state and local taxes as of 2010 according to the Institution on Taxation and Economic Policy. state governments cited IRS figures showing that 50% to 75% of the about 11 million unauthorized U.S. immigrants file and pay income taxes each year. Another myth created in our society is that illegal immigrants drain or abuse the system. Undocumented immigrants do not qualify for welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, and most other …show more content…

Most of these programs require proof of legal immigration status and under the 1996 welfare law, and even legal immigrants cannot receive these benefits until they have been in the United States for more than five years. Something else that the people of the United States believe is that undocumented immigrants take away American jobs. But to be quite frank the U.S. economy needs

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