September 21, 2017

Dreamers pay an estimated $380 million in property taxes

Zillow - Tens of thousands of “Dreamers” own homes nationwide–and they pay hundreds of millions of dollars in property taxes every year.

While these young, undocumented immigrants scramble to adjust as the federal government considers a phaseout of its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivalsprogram, they must consider the homes they purchased while under DACA protection from deportation.

Using DACA recipient and property tax data, we estimate that across the nation, 123,000 of the country’s nearly 800,000 Dreamers–undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and are now mostly in their 20s–are homeowners. They pay roughly $380 million in property taxes to their communities, which can fund things like schools, firefighters, roads and bridges.

1 comment:

inohuri said...

This is silly.

Renters pay property tax through the landlord.