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Table 1:

Federal Taxes and Expenditures per Illegal Alien Household, 2006

Tax Payments

 

Social Security

$1,886

Income tax

$1,533

Excise and other taxes

$605

Medicare

$499

Unemployment

$93

Corporate income tax

$94

Total Tax Payments

$4,708

Expenditures

 

Federal prisons, courts, INS

$850

Medicaid

$735

Treatment for uninsured

$661

Food assistance

$558

Federal Aid to Education

$415

Social Security & Medicare

$323

Welfare

$248

Other transfer payments

$494

All Other Expenditures

$3,483

Total Expenditures

$7,769

Deficit (Taxes less benefits)

($3,061)

Note: CPI inflation used to update original (2002) figures in CIS report.

a. Earned Income Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, unemployment, federal disability, higher education assistance, Stafford Student Loans, means-tested programs for refugees. Illegals are assumed to be receiving no federal disability or means-tested programs for refugees.

b. Includes those federal expenditures not accounted for in table, such as infrastructure maintenance and criminal justice.

Source: Steven A. Camarota, "The High Cost of Cheap Labor: Illegal Immigration and the Federal Budget," CIS, August 2004. Table 2.

 

 

Table 2:

State and Local Taxes and Expenditures     per Immigrant Household: California

(2006 dollars)

Tax Payments

Income tax

$1,320

Property tax

$1,191

Sales tax

$703

All other

$6,312

Total Tax Payments

$9,526

Expenditures

K-12 education

$5,033

Transfers to households

$1,819

All other

$6,950

Total Expenditures

$13,802

Fiscal Deficit (Taxes less spending)

($4,276)

Note: Author used CPI to inflate original (1996) figures in NRC report.

Source: National Research Council, The New Americans,: Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Effects of Immigration, 1997. Table 6.3.

 

Table 3:

Tax Revenues Lost From Displacement of

            U.S.-Born Workers by Foreign-born Workers

($ Billions)

 

Total Revenues

Revenue Loss

Percentage Loss

                                                                Federal Tax Revenues (2004)
Individual Income Taxes           $809.0

$37.2

-4.6%

Social Security Taxes             733.4

$33.7

-4.6%

Excise Taxes               69.9

$3.2

-4.6%

   Sub-total-Federal        $1,612.3

$74.2

-4.6%

                                                          State and Local Tax Revenues (2002)
Individual Income Taxes           $202.8

$9.3

-4.6%

Sales and use taxes           $324.0

$14.9

-4.6%

  Sub-total-State and Local           $526.8

$24.2

-4.6%

TOTAL-Fed., State, Local        $2,139.1

$98.4

-4.6%

Source: Federal Revenues (2004): OMB; State and Local Tax Revenues (2002): Tax Foundation.

Revenue loss estimates calculated by author.

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.