Contrary to popular perception, less than half of all immigrants in the U.S are Hispanic or Latino. Approximately one-fifth of all immigrants are non-Hispanic white, the overwhelming majority are indeed Latino, primarily from Mexico and Central America. However, also populations of unauthorized immigrants from Asia, South America, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean.
The United States could benefit enormously from an immigration system that is more responsive to broader economic conditions. In the current immigration system, legal immigrant flows are essentially unresponsive to the business …show more content…
Nevertheless, most of these unauthorized immigrants will still pay taxes. The vast majority pay sales taxes in states with sales taxes, and property taxes through properties that they own or rent. Unauthorized immigrants are also unlikely to receive any income credits available through the tax code, or to receive a tax refund if they overpaid in their regular payroll withholdings.
Throughout history, the United States has been a nation of immigrants. The door may not always have been wide open, but it has never been completely closed. The current debate over the wisdom of high rates of immigration is not new; it stretches back even to colonial