March 7, 2019      10:34 AM
Study: Immigrants paid more than $9 billion in federal taxes, $3.5 billion in state and local taxes in 2016 in Houston alone
Meantime, research from the Center for Houston’s Future projects that “57 percent of the region’s jobs created from 2016 to 2036 will be filled by foreign-born workers”
– Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday
told a group of business leaders and others gathered at Rice University that he’s
proud to lead a city that’s fighting the Texas Legislature’s crackdown on
undocumented immigrants under last session’s Senate Bill 4.
always has been and will always be a welcoming place,” Turner said at a summit
called “The Future of Immigration in
Houston” hosted by the Mexico Center at the Baker
Institute, the New American Economy – founded by Michael Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch – and the Center
for Houston’s Future.
By Scott Braddock