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June 20, 2006

Here Illegally, Working Hard and Paying Taxes

By Eduardo Porter in the New York Times;

"... Most illegal immigrants now work for mainstream companies and are hired and paid like any other worker.
More than half of the estimated seven million immigrants toiling illegally in the United States get a regular paycheck every week or two, experts say. At the end of the year they receive a W-2 form. Come April 15, many file income tax returns using special ID numbers issued by the Internal Revenue Service so foreigners can pay taxes.

Some even get a refund check in the mail. And they are now present in low-skilled jobs across the country. Illegal immigrants account for 12 percent of workers in food preparation occupations, for instance, according to an analysis of census data by the Pew Hispanic Center. In total, they account for an estimated one in 20 workers in the United States...".

At; www.nytime.com

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 20, 2006 11:51 AM


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