Perspectives on Immigration Reform

Unauthorized Immigrants’ Federal Taxes, Obligations vs. Risk: Ep. 6

April 30, 2019

As of 2016, approximately 50% of unauthorized immigrants filed their taxes. After recent legislative changes, tax expert Jacqueline Lainez-Flanagan says tax refunds are no longer the key motivator for unauthorized immigrants to file taxes. Instead, it’s an internal desire to do the right thing. Listen as she evaluates the risks and benefits facing unauthorized immigrants when it comes to federal taxes.