They're Happy to Pay Taxes

Immigration reform supporters will hold a rally Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of Tax Day, to publicize recent research that indicates allowing current undocumented immigrants — or “illegal aliens” — to become legal, tax-paying citizens would produce billions of dollars in new tax revenues.—-

The rally will feature speakers from local businesses and government who will advocate changes in the law that would permit a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who currently are in the United States illegally.

A press release about the event states attendees will carry signs with slogans like “We Love Taxes!” and “Viva Taxes!”

Speakers at the event will include the Rev. Paula Jackson, pastor at Church of Our Saviour in Mount Auburn; Brennan Grayson, of the Cincinnati Interfaith Worker Center; and Leo Pierson, an instructor at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

The rally will be held at 2 p.m. at the area's main U.S. Post Office, 1600 Dalton St., Queensgate.

The press release states, “After detailing their findings, many of the immigrants in attendance will take the opportunity to pay their taxes at the post office. Which they love doing.”

What a refreshing attitude amid the moaning and complaining of the Tea Party movement.

An estimated 32,000 Hispanic people live in the Tristate region, a 48 percent increase since 2000.

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