An estimated 500,000 undocumented immigrants are living in New Jersey, and, if national trends hold true, about two-thirds of them are working and paying at least some income and other taxes.
Many find it hard to believe, but immigrants who do not have full legal standing to be in the United States, may not be legally able to work, and do not even have a Social Security number still pay taxes.
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In fact, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a nonpartisan think tank focused on tax issues, estimates that about half of the undocumented in the United States pay income taxes, mostly by using Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers issued by the Internal Revenue Service.
Their situations are about as different as
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