Research Report State and Local Fiscal Effects of Immigration
Kim S. Rueben, Sarah Gault
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Differences in state taxes paid and benefits received for immigrants and native-born Americans are driven by differences in demographic characteristics. Spending on immigrants is somewhat greater primarily because they have more school age children. Fiscal impacts also vary by state. This brief presents results across states.

Research Areas Taxes and budgets State and local finance
Tags Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrants and the economy State and local tax issues Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center