Roughly 30 million Americans enjoy the skills of the 11 millions of undocumented immigrants who process our chickens, clean our homes and harvest our fruit. Pew Research tells us that they work for 25% less than legal immigrants. The factories, farms and homeowners that illegally hire our 8.5 million working undocumented immigrants get a bargain – plenty of cheap labor - and other American taxpayers pay for the immigrants’ public services.
The ITIG report is about an opportunity to provide health care, educational needs, and other essentials for illegal immigrants as well as border security and other benefits for Americans. We can do this only if we reject ‘mass citizenship’ and all related taxes* and focus on developing a more effective tax structure to accompany the new Special Work Permit.
*The report details certain current dysfunctional tax policies.