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Supporters Say Immigration Reform Would Boost WV Economy & Tax Revenue

July 12, 2013

West Virginia Public News Service – Supporters say immigration reform would not only help West Virginia’s economy, it would also bring in millions more in state and local taxes. Read

According to the non-partisan, non-profit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, West Virgina already collects nearly $4 million dollars a year from undocumented immigrants, and with immigration reform, the amount would grow to more than $5 million.

Sean O’Leary, a policy analyst with the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, says these undocumented families already contribute to the economy, but it would help everyone if they could come out of the shadows.