Juan is an undocumented immigrant who pays taxes every year. The President who wants to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, not so much.
On Tax Day, Juan Escalante, a DACA-recipient and America’s Voice staffer, writes a new piece for Vox, entitled “I’m an undocumented immigrant who pays taxes every year.”
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Juan’s family came to the United States legally in 2000, fleeing political unrest and instability in Venezuela. Seven years later, his family lost their legal status when their attorney misfiled forms, resulting in a green card application rejection. Despite their change in status, Juan’s family has dutifully paid their taxes for 17 years:
My parents, who became undocumented immigrants after losing their immigration status in 2007, continue to pay their taxes to this day. Just like me, they have always abided by the simple belief that regardless of their immigration status, they have to do right by the country that has given their family a
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