I can’t seem to ‘reply ‘ to anyone, so — YES, undocumented workers *do* pay taxes. They pay city, county, and state taxes on every single thing they buy. They pay taxes on gas, on food, on clothing and when they pay rent. They even pay *Federal* taxes, something which is easy to google.
And yes, sometimes it’s via a stolen SS number, through which they pay Medicare and SS taxes. But 99 percent of those taxes are *never* collected.
So frankly, I don’t give a damn about undocumented workers. If they’re being paid a fair wage, they deserve it. If they’re *not*, that needs addressed. We need more and easier ways for immigrants of all kinds to become citizens, period. Not roadblocks, deportations, ‘alternate fact’ bigotry, and bullshite.