undocumented immigrants


<p>The federal Department of Homeland Security will stop using two immigration jails that have that have been accused of mistreating detained undocumented immigrants.</p>

<p>DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that Biden Administration will cancel contracts for the use of the two jails, one in Georgia run by a local Sheriff’s Department and one in Massachusetts run by a private company. </p>

<p>Undocumented immigrants contribute roughly $3 billion in taxes to California each year, over $1.5 billion of which goes to county coffers.</p>
<p>According to a new study from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), undocumented immigrants paid $109.8 million in taxes to San Diego County in the form of property taxes and local sales taxes and nearly $108.8 million in taxes to the state of California in the form of personal income, sales and excise taxes.</p>

<p>Less than a week after California began issuing driver licenses to undocumented immigrants under Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60), the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) released numbers that showed that almost 50,000 people have applied for a license since January 2.</p>
<p>Just on the first day alone, Friday, Jan. 2nd, the DMV saw 17,900 AB 60 applicants and issued 970 licenses.</p>