Many immigrants without legal status pay taxes.
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Lots of taxes. Last year, undocumented workers handed over $26.3 billion in federal taxes to the US Internal Revenue Service.
Those filings came in all sorts of income categories. Youth organizer Greisa Martínez first visited a tax preparer in Dallas, Texas, with her father about a decade ago when she was 17 years old and working odd jobs. Both she and her dad were undocumented, but they wanted to file returns. It wasn’t long afterward that her father was deported back to his native Mexico. She hasn’t seen him since then.
“How crazy is it that in some ways undocumented people are paying for their own deportation and detention?” asks Martínez, who received a work permit under what’s known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. “[My dad] was a small business owner, Southern Baptist minister,
Continue reading full article here: https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-04-12/how-crazy-it-undocumented-people-are-paying-their-own-deportation
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