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Civic Contributions: Immigrant Taxes in The DC Metropolitan Area The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Thursday, November 1, 2007 Michael Fix Migration Policy Institute. Almost Half of Cities with 1 Million or More Foreign-Born Residents Are in the US.

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Civic contributions immigrant taxes in the dc metropolitan area

  • Civic Contributions:

  • Immigrant Taxes in The DC Metropolitan Area

  • The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

  • Thursday, November 1, 2007

  • Michael Fix

  • Migration Policy Institute


Almost half of cities with 1 million or more foreign born residents are in the us

Almost Half of Cities with 1 Million or More Foreign-Born Residents Are in the US


Our tax study of dc area immigrants main findings

Our Tax Study of DC Area Immigrants: Main Findings

  • 2004: over 1 million immigrants in DC area.

  • 2000: they paid almost $10 billion in taxes.

  • Immigrants’ share of taxes (18%) was almost as high as their share of households (21%) despite lower incomes ($78,000 vs. $88,000).

  • Immigrants paid almost a quarter of all taxes in Montgomery and Fairfax counties.

  • NOVA and suburban MD immigrants paid 8% of all state taxes in VA and MD.


Civic contributions immigrant taxes in the dc metropolitan area

Immigrant

All

% from

Tax

Households

Households

Immigrants

Total, all taxes

9,771

55,174

17.7%

Federal Taxes

7,030

40,183

17.5%

Income Tax

3,924

24,366

16.1%

1

Social Security

2,420

12,225

19.8%

2

Medicare

686

3,592

19.1%

State Tax

1,643

9,425

17.4%

Income tax

1,079

6,328

17.0%

3

Sales tax

418

2,326

18.0%

4

Auto taxes and fees

120

592

20.4%

5

Tax on cigarettes and alcohol

26

179

14.7%

Local Tax

1,098

5,566

19.7%

6

Real property tax

627

3,145

19.9%

7

Income tax

226

1,254

18.0%

8

Sales tax

76

400

19.0%

9

Auto taxes and fees

121

511

23.6%

10

Utility and telephone taxes

48

256

19.0%

Immigrants Paid $10 Billion in Taxes


72 of taxes paid by immigrants go to federal government

72% of Taxes Paid by ImmigrantsGo to Federal Government

Federal Taxes

$7 billion

72%

$9.8 billion in taxes, 1999-2000


Civic contributions immigrant taxes in the dc metropolitan area

Rate of Total and LEP Enrollment Growth:

From 1994 to 2005

Maryland

Source: National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language

Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA), 2006


Civic contributions immigrant taxes in the dc metropolitan area

Rate of Total and LEP Enrollment Growth:

From 1995 to 2005

Virginia

LEP Enrollment

Total Enrollment

Source: National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language

Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA), 2006


Civic contributions immigrant taxes in the dc metropolitan area

Mean Household Taxes Paid,

by Nativity and Legal Status

Mean Household Taxes Paid 1999-2000

(in thousands of dollars)

Note: Based on adjusted Census 2000 PUMS


Civic contributions immigrant taxes in the dc metropolitan area

Mean Household Taxes Paid, by Nativity and Education of Household Head

Mean Household Taxes Paid 1999-2000

(in thousands of dollars)

Note: Based on adjusted Census 2000 PUMS


Civic contributions immigrant taxes in the dc metropolitan area

Mean Household Taxes Paid for Immigrant Households, by English Proficiency of Household Head

Mean Household Taxes Paid 1999-2000

(in thousands of dollars)

Natives = $31

Note: Based on adjusted Census 2000 PUMS


Civic contributions immigrant taxes in the dc metropolitan area

DC ESL Need: LPRs

  • 10,056 LPRs need English instruction

  • Assuming 110 hours to increase one ESL level

    • 462 thousand hours per year ESL to bring LPRs to English proficiency

    • 2.8 million hours over 6 years to reach English proficiency

Source: MPI tabulations of 2000 Census data and 2005 CPS, with imputations of legal status by Urban Institute


Civic contributions immigrant taxes in the dc metropolitan area

VA ESL Need: LPRs

  • 74,022 LPRs need English instruction

  • Assuming 110 hours to increase one ESL level

    • 3.1 million hours per year ESL to bring LPRs to English proficiency

    • 18.5 million hours over 6 years to reach English proficiency

Source: MPI tabulations of 2000 Census data and 2005 CPS, with imputations of legal status by Urban Institute


Civic contributions immigrant taxes in the dc metropolitan area

MD ESL Need: LPRs

  • 59,905 LPRs need English instruction

  • Assuming 110 hours to increase one ESL level

    • 2.5 million hours per year ESL to bring LPRs to English proficiency

    • 15.0 million hours over 6 years to reach English proficiency

Source: MPI tabulations of 2000 Census data and 2005 CPS, with imputations of legal status by Urban Institute


Civic contributions immigrant taxes in the dc metropolitan area

DC ESL Need: Unauthorized

  • 14,939unauthorized immigrants need English instruction

  • Assuming 110 hours to increase one ESL level

    • 690 thousand hours per yearto unauthorized to English proficiency

    • 4.1 million hours over 6 years to reach English proficiency

Source: MPI tabulations of 2000 Census data and 2005 CPS, with imputations of legal status by Urban Institute


Civic contributions immigrant taxes in the dc metropolitan area

VA ESL Need: Unauthorized

  • 95,764unauthorized immigrants need English instruction

  • Assuming 110 hours to increase one ESL level

    • 4.4 million hours per yearto unauthorized to English proficiency

    • 26.4 million hours over 6 years to reach English proficiency

Source: MPI tabulations of 2000 Census data and 2005 CPS, with imputations of legal status by Urban Institute


Civic contributions immigrant taxes in the dc metropolitan area

MD ESL Need: Unauthorized

  • 69,066unauthorized immigrants need English instruction

  • Assuming 110 hours to increase one ESL level

    • 3.1 million hours per yearto unauthorized to English proficiency

    • 18.5 million hours over 6 years to reach English proficiency

Source: MPI tabulations of 2000 Census data and 2005 CPS, with imputations of legal status by Urban Institute


Civic contributions immigrant taxes in the dc metropolitan area

Employed College-Educated Workers

in Unskilled Occupations by Nativity:

DC / VA / MD, 2005/2006

14%

Latin America

Europe*

Asia

Africa

US born

Percent of college-educated workers in unskilled occupations

Source: American Community Survey, pooled 2005 and 2006

Notes: *Refers to persons from Europe, Canada, and Oceania.


Find data reports and other analysis by state and for the nation at

Find data, reports and other analysisby state and for the nation at

For More Information

www.migrationpolicy.org

… 2006 ACS data and new

databases coming online soon!

www.migrationpolicy.org/DataHub


For more information contact

For more information, contact:

  • Michael Fix

  • Vice President

  • Migration Policy Institute

  • 1400 16th Street, NW

  • Washington, DC 20036

(202) 266-1940

www.migrationpolicy.org


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