Reports & Publications

Common Myths About Undocumented Immigrants - 2006-03-01
PDF Link: NCLRCommonMythsImmigrants.pdf

Sample: Myth: Undocumented immigrants do not want to be legal residents. Fact: Immigrants come to the U.S. for a variety of reasons — to reunite with family or to find better employment opportunities — and would prefer to do so through legal channels. However, the U.S. immigration system is extremely limited, and undocumented immigrants in the U.S. cannot simply apply for a visa and obtain legal status....

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Partial transcript of Clark ATL Town Hall Meeting on Immigration - 2006-02-23
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Lindsey Thompson J. Alex Azuero Partial Transcript from Town Hall Forum on Immigration at Clark Atlanta University: 1/22/06 6:00 – 8:00 PM Complete transcript will be available soon. (Time on transcript: 48:52-59:03) Senator Chip Rogers: “Let’s try and make this about the law. I thing it’s appropriate that we talk about the law and not emotions. I’ve heard tonight and I was sad to see that during the time and the last four years that I’ve been discussing the issue, I’ve stayed...

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ACHIEVING 'SECURITY AND PROSPERITY': Migration and North American Economic Integration - 2006-02-06
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Immigration Policy Center (IPC) ...providing factual information about immigration and immigrants in the United States. NEW RELEASE February 6, 2006 ACHIEVING 'SECURITY AND PROSPERITY': Migration and North American Economic Integration Most of the border-enforcement and immigration-reform proposals currently being considered in Washington, DC, are not comprehensive or adequate solutions to the issue of undocumented immigration. The process of North American economic...

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“FORCING OUR BLUES INTO GRAY AREAS: LOCAL POLICE AND FEDERAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT” Washington, D.C. – With the passage of the Border Security Act of 2005 in the U.S. House of Representatives, which states that local law enforcement should enforce federal immigration law, and that they have inherent authority to do so, and which prohibits grants to local law enforcement agencies that do not share immigration information with the Department of Homeland Security, a ground-breaking report is...

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Undocumented Immigrants in Georgia: Tax Contribution and Fiscal Concerns - 2006-01-19
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Key Findings • Using tax contribution calculations and estimates of average family income, we estimate that an average undocumented family in Georgia contributes between $2,340 and $2,470 in state and local sales, income, and property taxes combined. An undocumented family that does not pay income taxes would have a sales and property tax contribution of between $1,800 and $1,860. • With an estimated population of between 228,000 and 250,000 and an income tax compliance rate of 50%, the...

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More Than a Temporary Fix: The Role of Permanent Immigration in Comprehensive Reform - 2006-01-12
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The immigration debate once again is dominated by narrow thinking and the search for simplistic solutions to complex problems. Most lawmakers and the press have come to equate “immigration reform” with the question of whether or not enhanced immigration enforcement should be coupled with a new guest worker program that is more responsive than current immigration policies to the labor needs of the U.S. economy. All but lost in this debate have been the calls by prominent immigration reform...

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The Economic Impact of the Hispanic Population on the State of North Carolina - 2006-01-03
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Press Release January 3, 2006 North Carolina's Hispanic immigrants contribute more than $9 billion to the economy, cost state budget a net $102 per Hispanic resident, a new study shows Raleigh, N.C. -- North Carolina's rapidly growing Hispanic population contributes more than $9 billion to the state's economy through its purchases, taxes and labor, while costing the state budget a net $102 per Hispanic resident in health care, education and correctional services, according to a new study...

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National Taxpayer Advocate 2005 on the Tax Gap & Cash Economy - 2006-01-01
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This starts on page 55 of the full report: A na ly s i s o f t h e P r o b l e m Background The Tax Gap The tax gap generally represents the gap between the amount of tax that taxpayers are required by law to pay each year and what they actually pay on a timely basis. The IRS’s most recent estimates, based upon returns for the 2001 tax year, indicate that the gross tax gap is between $312 billion and $353 billion. After accounting for amounts the IRS receives as late voluntary...

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Rural Hispanics At A Glance - 2005-12-30
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Rural Hispanics At A Glance William Kandel Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB8) 6 pp, December 2005 Rural Hispanics at a Glance provides the latest information from the 2000 Census and other Federal data sources about Hispanics living in nonmetro counties. This six-page brochure highlights growth and geographic dispersion, demographic characteristics, and the most recent indicators of social and economic conditions for this population. It emphasizes rapid Hispanic population...

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U.S. Congressman Nathan Deal on Immigration and 9/11 - 2005-11-18
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Letter sent on November 18, 2005: "Since arriving in Washington in 1993, I have been outspoken about my beliefs in enforcing existing immigration laws as well as tracking visitors in the United States for security reasons. I have always believed that our government and our cities are overburdened by illegal immigration, and on September 11th, we were witness to what can happen when there are millions of undocumented individuals within our borders." ---U.S. Congressman Nathan Deal...

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