This Ainâ€™t No Ellis Island: The Top 5 Immigration Myths
Some of these surprised the heck out of me. You?
FACT CHECK TIME:
Myth 2: “Undocumented immigrants don’t pay taxes.” In 2010, they paid $10.6 billion in state and local taxes.
Myth 4: “DREAMers affect the U.S. economy negatively.” More like they’d add $329 billion and 1.4 million jobs to the economy by 2030. (FYI, here’s who DREAMers are.)
Myth 5: “Most immigrants are undocumented.” In fact, two-thirds are documented.