US immigration and Taxes

Non-citizens who reside in the U.S. for more than 183 days [generally] meet the definition of a ‘tax resident,’ or a ‘resident for tax purposes.’ They are subject to the tax laws as if they were citizens.

This appeared in the Wall Street Journal Today:
“… Illegal aliens probably pay very little state
income taxes, but close to their share of sales taxes. Therefore,
states that rely more heavily on sales taxes than income taxes
are going to get more revenue out of their illegal aliens to pay
for the expenses they incur. This helps explain why California is
burdened much more by illegal aliens than Texas … Thus Texas
gets the vast bulk of its revenue from sources that are most
likely to be paid by illegal aliens, while California gets the
bulk of its revenue from sources that they are much less likely
to pay … Liberals always condemn sales taxes as regressive –
taking more in percentage terms from the poor than the rich.

However, realistically, such taxes are the only ones that really
get revenue from the illegal-alien population to offset the large
and growing cost they impose for health care, education and other
government services …”