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Table 1:

 

Individual Taxpayer Identification

Numbers Assigned by the IRS

Year

Volume

1996

60,682

1997

1,363,071

1998

566,745

1999

615,413

2000

818,392

2001

1,088,837

2002

1,493,284

2003

1,229,097

Total, 1996-2003

7,235,521

 

 

Source: e-mail from David Jordan, IRS analyst, April 22, 2004.
 

   (202) 874-0945

 

 

 

 

Table 2:

EITC: How the Tax Code Subsidizes Immigrants (Including Illegals)

Immigrant/Native Recipiency Rates of Means-Tested Programs, 2000

Program

Natives

All Immigrants

Mexican illegal Immigrants

SSI

3.9%

5.3%

0.7%

Public Housing

4.2

4.9

1.9

General Assistance TANF)

2.1

3.2

1.2

Food Stamps

5.3

6.7

8.0

Medicaid

12.1

18.6

22.4

Unemployment Benefits

4.7

5.0

7.2

EITC

13.1

25.5

39.4

 

Source: CIS, Use of Means-tested Programs, July 2001.

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.