In 2021 Immigrants New Yorkers Paid $61B in Taxes; Have $138B in Spending Power

In 2021 Immigrants New Yorkers Paid $61B in Taxes; Have $138B in Spending Power

In 2021 Immigrants New Yorkers Paid $61B in Taxes; Have $138B in Spending Power 694 902 Kim Beck

FACT! 

Immigration is good for New York! NYC Comptroller, Brad Lander has published a report called, “Facts, Not Fear: How Welcoming Immigrants Benefits New York City.” Learn the truth about immigration and how it benefits our economy.

  • In 2021, immigrant New Yorkers paid $61 billion dollars in taxes and constituted $138 billion dollars in spending power.
  • In New York State, undocumented immigrants paid $3 billion in taxes.
  • Undocumented immigrants are the backbone of many vital industries across New York. 70% of undocumented workers in New York are essential workers.
  • New York City’s workforce has shrunk since the pandemic. Growing our workforce by welcoming new arrivals will help address labor shortages and bolster our city’s post-pandemic economic recovery.

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Sources: NYC Comptroller Brad LanderAmerican Immigration Council