DREAM Team LA along with UndocuMedia and the DRM Coalition is announcing the launch of the national campaign, #WePayTaxesToo
Undocumented youth activist, Belen, started an internet sensation when she posted her tax returns to draw attention to the fact that undocumented immigrants pay taxes. Studies show that undocumented immigrants pay $12 billion dollars each year in local, state, and federal taxes. Everything from sales, to property, to income taxes. We also want to call out President Trump who refuses to release HIS tax returns.
Watch this Fusion video
Taxation Without Documentation, for information on taxes paid by undocumented immigrants. #NotTooIllegalForTheIRS
“The IRS doesn’t care if I’m undocumented or not.”
Undocumented workers pay $13 billion in U.S. taxes each year––and in turn they’re denied basic human rights.
Click here for Fusion’s article that show immigrants pay more taxes than Donald Trump.
Step 1: File your federal taxes.
Step 2: Take a selfie holding your returns. (Mask or hide sensitive information).
Step 3: Post to your social media choosing from the following hashtags. (Optional: Include how much you paid in taxes.)
Step 4: Send a copy of your selfie to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post it here too.