Taxpayer Burden for Low-Skill Immigrant Household


According to the Heritage Foundation, the average low-skill immigrant household costs American taxpayers nearly $20,000 per year.  The extensive study considered federal and state income taxes, sales tax, gas taxes, payroll taxes, lottery tickets and more in determining the figure. The study found that low-skill immigrant households pay roughly $10,000 in taxes but use $30,000 in government services. (Source: Heritage Foundation)