The reality is that undocumented immigrants pay $12 billion in taxes annually, together with billions into Social Safety. The chief actuary of the Social Safety Administration estimated in 2014 that undocumented immigrants in reality paid $100 billion into the fund over the earlier 10 years—all cash they’ll by no means see again until they’re in a position to regulate their immigration standing. Barring immigration reform, the overwhelming majority of undocumented staff are unable to take action.

Different undocumented immigrants joined Diaz in slamming the Trump household’s lack of contributions to America. “As an undocumented immigrant, I can now say that I’ve paid extra in taxes than the President,” tweeted Rodrigo Pimentel, a Deferred Motion for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient in Rhode Island. Pimentel shared one receipt displaying he paid extra in quarterly taxes than the president of the US did in 2016 and 2017 mixed:

However we additionally didn’t really want to see Trump’s tax data to know the huge contributions undocumented immigrants have all the time made to this nation, Arizona DACA recipient Belén Sisa famous:

Nevada DACA recipient Astrid Silva additionally shared her tax receipt. “I’m used to hypocritical stances from Trump supporters,” she wrote. “This can be a reminder to those who can VOTE, YOU can truly do one thing about this. I can’t.” She’s proper—keep in mind that with the Trump administration defying Supreme Court orders to reopen this system, DACA is on the poll in November:


Elected leaders like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and former Housing and City Improvement secretary and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro additionally spoke out to acknowledge the contributions of undocumented households.

In 2016 & ‘17, I paid hundreds of {dollars} a yr in taxes *as a bartender,*” she tweeted. “Trump paid $750. He contributed much less to funding our communities than waitresses & undocumented immigrants. Donald Trump has by no means cared for our nation greater than he cares for himself. A strolling rip-off.” In his tweet, Castro famous the billions paid by undocumented households yearly and stated Trump “must cease freeloading off Individuals.”

“Our present president might even see undocumented immigrants as nothing however ‘unlawful aliens’ who must be swept up when he ‘takes the shackles off the deportation drive. And but we’re those keen to work and contribute, towards all odds, to the nation we name dwelling,” DACA recipient Juan Escalante wrote in the beginning of Trump’s presidency. “I’m an undocumented immigrant, and in contrast to President Trump, I’m keen to indicate my tax returns. Will the president of the US of America display that he contributes his justifiable share identical to undocumented immigrants like me?”

Whereas the impeached president continues to refuse to launch his tax returns, we now know the reply to that. He doesn’t.


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