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Francine Blau Economist

The evidence does not suggest that current immigrant flows cost native-born taxpayers money over the long-run nor does it provide support for the notion that lowering immigration quotas or stepping up enforcement of existing immigration laws would generate savings to existing taxpayers.
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John Fraser Australian public servant

The analysis conducted by Treasury and the Department of Home Affairs provides a clear evidence base for the government’s migration policy settings supporting our national interest.
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Christian Dustmann Economist

A key concern of the public debate on migration is whether immigrants contribute their fair share to the tax and welfare systems. Our new analysis draws a positive picture of the overall fiscal contribution made by recent immigrant cohorts, particularly of immigrants arriving from the EU.

Department of Home Affairs (Australia) Australian Government interior ministry

Looking more broadly across both migrant incomes and expenses, migrants are estimated to have a positive fiscal impact since they are predominantly of working age when they arrive. This means that they arrive in Australia at a time in their lives when their taxable income is usually highest and usage of government services such as health, education and aged care is usually lowest.
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Migration Advisory Committee Non-departmental public body

The estimates suggest that for the fiscal year 1999-2000 migrants in the UK contributed GBP 31.2 billion in taxes and used benefits and state services valued at GBP 28.8 billion. Therefore, the net fiscal contribution of migrants was approximately GBP + 2.5 billion.
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George Borjas Economist

The presence of all immigrant workers (legal and illegal) in the labor market makes the U.S. economy (GDP) an estimated 11 percent larger ($1.6 trillion) each year.
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Home Office The Home Office is the lead UK government department for immigration and passports, drugs poli

A Home Office research study found that, in 1999/2000, first generation migrants in the UK contributed £31.2 billion in taxes and consumed £28.8 billion in benefits and public services – a net fiscal contribution of £2.5 billion.
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OECD International economic organisation

Migrants contribute more in taxes and social contributions than they receive in benefits.
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HM Revenue and Customs Official news and information from HM Revenue & Customs. If you have a tax query, please tweet

In 2013-14, EEA nationals paid £12.1 billion more Income Tax and National Insurance than they took out in tax credits and Child Benefit.
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Theresa May Prime minister of the United Kingdom

The evidence – from the OECD, the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee and many academics – shows that while there are benefits of selective and controlled immigration, at best the net economic and fiscal effect of high immigration is close to zero. So there is no case, in the national interest, for immigration of the scale we have experienced over the last decade.

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Robert Rector Research fellow at the Heritage Foundation

In 2010, the average unlawful immigrant household received around $24,721 in government benefits and services while paying some $10,334 in taxes. This generated an average annual fiscal deficit (benefits received minus taxes paid) of around $14,387 per household. This cost had to be borne by U.S. taxpayers... Under current law, all unlawful immigrant households together have an aggregate annual de... See More
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Lord Green of Deddington Founding chairman of MigrationWatch UK

EU migration, taken as a whole, is not making the positive fiscal contribution that has so often been claimed.
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White House Official residence and workplace of the president of the united states

There is general agreement amongst immigration experts that low-skilled migrants create a net fiscal deficit, creating more in government expenditures than they pay in taxes. According to one study, current immigration policy imposes as much as $300 billion annually in net fiscal costs on U.S. taxpayers.
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Federation for American Immigration Reform Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) fights for a stronger America with controlle

Illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers about $113 billion a year at the federal, state and local level… The annual outlay that illegal aliens cost U.S. taxpayers is an average amount per native-headed household of $1,117... Education for the children of illegal aliens constitutes the single largest cost to taxpayers, at an annual price tag of nearly $52 billion...

Center for Immigration Studies The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organi

Immigrants do not pay enough in taxes to cover their consumption of public services at the present time.

Migration Watch UK We are an independent, non political body which is concerned about the present scale of immigr

Immigration as a whole has cost up to £150 billion in the last 17 years.

Jim Gilchrist Far-right political activist

The annual gross cost to U.S. taxpayers to provide schooling, hospitalization, and whatever plethoric benefits are out there for the 30 million illegal aliens is approximately $400 billion per year funded by bona fide U.S. taxpayers. That's $400 billion per year and going up.

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