Undocumented American workers paid $11.2 billion in taxes in 2010 — putting money INTO systems like health care, Social Security, and education, not taking it out. Attacks on American immigrants have claimed the opposite. Ironically, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection annual budget is $3.5 billion — an amount covered by undocumented Americans three times over. Share this with someone who doesn’t see the value that new Americans bring to our communities every day through their work and through their paychecks.
The absolutely AMAZING Jose Antonio Vargas wrote up an inspiring piece. Click through for the whole thing, including research sources. Isn’t it about time we had an adult conversation about immigration?