Published on Sat, Apr 10, 2010
Alondra Velasco is part of the underground economy, but she's a legitimate taxpayer in the eyes of Uncle Sam.
The 22-year-old Rialto resident works at a Mexican restaurant. She gets paid in cash because she's in the country illegally and doesn't have a Social Security number.
Like millions of Americans, Velasco will file a tax return this year, reporting her income and earnings to the Internal Revenue Service.
Published in the Contra Costa Times