Indian-Americans who constitute about one per cent of the US population pay about six per cent of the taxes.
US Republican Congressman Dr Rich McCormick told Congress that the Indian-American community does not cause problems and follows the laws.
“Although they make up about one per cent of American society, they pay about six per cent of the taxes. They’re amongst the top producers, and they do not cause problems. They follow the laws.”
Mr McCormick who represents the 6th Congressional District of Georgia added that one of the five doctors in his community is from India and described Indian-Americans as upstanding citizens.
“They (Indian-Americans) don’t have the problems that we see other people have when they come to the emergency room for overdoses and depression anxiety because they’re the most productive or family oriented and the best of what represents American citizens.”
Georgia has almost 100,000 people who have immigrated directly from India.
Earlier, it was revealed that Indian-Americans have the highest median household income in USA.
As per US Census Bureau, this group now has an average household earning of $123,700, i.e a little over ₹1 crore ($63,922).
Data also shows that 70% of the Indian-American population in America holds a bachelor’s degree while the national average is merely 28%.