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Lisa Christensen Gee, JD Biography

Senior Policy Analyst for the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“No matter where you stand personally on the issue of immigration or what you think the US should do about the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living here, the fact is that undocumented immigrants pay billions of dollars in state and local taxes each year and would contribute more under immigration reform. These contributions are significant to local governments and economies and should be part of the broader discussions on immigration policy moving forward.”

“Undocumented Immigrants Pay up on Tax Day,”, Apr. 15, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Policy Analyst, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), Jan. 2016-present
  • Policy Analyst, Voices for Illinois Children, July 2013-Dec. 2015
  • Legal Intern, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Oct. 2012-June 2013
  • Clinical Student, Legal Assistance Foundation, Jan. 2012-June 2012
  • Summer Legal Intern, National Women’s Law Center, June 2011-Sep. 2011
  • Project and Grants Manager, National Dance Education Organization, July 2007-Sep. 2009
  • English and Dance Teacher, Indian Hills Middle School, Aug. 2006-July 2007
  • MA, Poverty and Inequality, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, 2013
  • JD, University of Chicago School of Law, 2012
  • BA, English and Dance Education, Brigham Young University, 2006
  • Twitter handle: @lisapcgee
Quoted in:
  1. Do Undocumented Immigrants Pay Their "Fair Share" of Taxes?
  2. Are Mass Deportations a Good Method to Address Illegal Immigration?
  3. Is Illegal Immigration an Economic Burden to America?