In a recent study, The Perryman Group analyzed the economic benefits and costs of the undocumented workforce to Texas. The results indicate gains of millions of jobs and billions of dollars to taxing entities.
|Direct Net Benefits*||$326.1 billion
|*Based on the best available information regarding employment patterns of undocumented workers translated into overall measures of resulting output income, and spending based on the coefficients of the impact assessment model used in this analysis. Fully adjusted for the wage and productivity characteristics of the relevant population.|
|TOTAL Net Benefits, including multiplier effects**||$663.4 billion
|**Based on the total economic benefits of the undocumented workforce adjusted to net out costs such as education, social services, and health care|
Subtracting the costs from the total fiscal benefits yields an estimate of the net fiscal effect of the undocumented population. The Perryman Group estimates that the total net fiscal effect of the Texas undocumented population includes benefits of $32.9 billion each year, including
- $20.1 billion to the federal government,
- $11.8 billion to the State of Texas, and
- $0.9 billion to local governments within Texas.
Restrictive immigration policy will cause substantial economic and fiscal losses. Our full report can be downloaded by clicking the button below.
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