State Policy Fellow at Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP)
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"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," itep.org, Mar. 2017
Experts Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to immigration. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to immigration.
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