Last updated on: 8/6/2017 | Author:

Misha E. Hill, MPP Biography

State Policy Fellow at Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP)
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“The truth is that undocumented immigrants living in the United States pay billions of dollars each year in state and local taxes. Further, these tax contributions would increase significantly if all undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States were granted a pathway to citizenship as part of a comprehensive immigration reform. Or put in the reverse, if undocumented immigrants are deported in high numbers, state and local revenues could take a substantial hit…

Just like the horrendous impact of breaking up families should not be ignored, neither should the lost tax contributions from isolating or deporting undocumented immigrants.”

Cowritten with Lisa Christensen Gee, et al., “Undocumented Immigrants’ State & Local Tax Contributions,”, Mar. 2017

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • State Policy Fellow, ITEP, Sep. 2016-present
  • Research Assistant, Family Income Support, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Nov. 2015-Sep. 2016
  • Intern, Women’s Health Division, Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2015-Aug. 2015
  • Intern, Family Income Support, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Sep. 2014-May 2015
  • Access Services Specialist, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jan. 2013-Aug. 2014
  • Staffing and Operations Supervisor, Victoria’s Secret, Oct. 2012-Jan. 2013
  • Administrative Support, Homefront Inc., June 2010-Oct. 2012
  • MPP, George Washington University, 2016
  • BA, Hispanic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are Mass Deportations a Good Method to Address Illegal Immigration?
  2. Do Undocumented Immigrants Pay Their "Fair Share" of Taxes?