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New Report Says Immigration Reform Would Boost State Tax Revenue

By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
July 10, 2013

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A new report released today says immigration reform would boost New Jersey state tax revenues by nearly $80 million dollars.

The report, released by think tank New Jersey Policy Perspective, finds that if undocumented workers were able to work legally they would contribute about another $80 million dollars to the nearly half a billion already paid in taxes to the state. Gordon MacInnes, President of the Perspective, says this report is yet another reason to enact sensible immigration policies.

“Our budgets spend more than they take in so we don’t want to make that hole deeper, number one, number two if we could legalize the work of these residents that would improve our revenues.”

MacInnes says the report is particularly important as the immigration reform bill continues to make its way through congress.

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