Lisa Christensen Gee, MPP, JD, Senior Policy Analyst, Matthew Gardner, Senior Fellow, Misha E. Hill, State Policy Fellow, and Meg Wiehe, MPA, Deputy Director of the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy (ITEP), in a Mar. 2017 report, "Undocumented Immigrants’ State & Local Tax Contributions," available at, stated:

“Proposals to remove immigrants ignore their many contributions. In a time when most states are facing revenue shortages, the potential budgetary impacts of mass deportation merits careful consideration. States could lose an estimated $11.74 billion in revenue if all undocumented immigrants were removed. In addition to the many humanitarian, public health, and moral arguments for a pathway to legal citizenship and against mass deportations, there is also a state fiscal component that should not be ignored.”

Mar. 2017