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Immigrants contribute $10B annually to NYC taxes: Comptroller

"...supporting New Yorkers, no matter where they’re from, is the right thing to do for our economy," Scott Stringer said.

Since Election Day, hate crimes have increased and debate continues on whether or not President-elect Donald Trump will build a wall between the United States and Mexico and ban Muslims from entering the country.

On Wednesday, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released an analysis of the contributions immigrants make to every industry — including technology, finance, entertainment and medicine — in the five boroughs.

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“We have not just a moral imperative to be true to our values and stand up to anti-immigrant policies, but an economic imperative as well,” Stringer said. “The contributions that immigrants make to our economy are enormous.

“Religious bans, threats of mass deportations, registries — all are antithetical to our legacy as New Yorkers and Americans. We hope this data shows the extraordinary impact immigrants make in our city, and we hope it demonstrates why supporting New Yorkers, no matter where they’re from, is the right thing to do for our economy.”

Stringer asked the president-elect on Twitter to consider the numbers.


To see the full analysis, which is based on data from the 2015 American Community Survey, pleaseclick here.

 

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