Immigrants in New York

Research Report

Immigrants in New York

Their Legal Status, Incomes, and Taxes


This report provides essential demographic and economic information on legal immigrants residing in New York State. It addresses significant shortcomings in the existing data from immigrants and in analyses of fiscal impacts of legal immigrants. It focuses on four major issues: the size of the legal immigrant populations; the characteristics of legal-status groups, including both legal and undocumented populations; the incomes of and taxes paid by immigrant populations and natives; and the economic adaptation of immigrants and their descendants.

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