Thanks to Obama, the federal government found many loopholes to reward and aid illegal immigrants. Often this came at the expense of American citizens.
Obama’s policies violated federal immigration laws. He made it difficult for border patrol agents to protect our border. And his catch and release plan prevented ICE from actually deporting criminal aliens.
But perhaps his worst policy allowed illegal immigrants to get huge tax breaks from the IRS. Not anymore.
From Western Journalism:
Illegal immigrants will no longer be able to claim billions of dollars in tax credits under the Republicans’ tax overhaul plan.
Currently, an estimated $23.1 billion a year flows to the families of illegal immigrants through the child tax credit, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit, according to The Washington Times.
Illegal immigrants are able to claim the credits because the Internal Revenue Service allows them to use IRS-issued Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers. The IRS issues those numbers on the grounds that it wants illegal immigrants to pay their taxes…
“The cost of this broken policy has fallen squarely on the shoulders of the people it’s designed to help – hardworking American families. And the numbers are astounding,” the Indiana Republican wrote in an op-ed for The Herald Tribune…
“If you don’t have a Social Security number, you shouldn’t be getting a tax payment,” said David North of the Center for Immigration Studies. “It keeps happening and nobody pays attention.”
It may have surprised you to know this program even existed. Those few illegals who actually paid taxes via an ITIN, would claim huge exemptions thanks to these child tax credits. Not only were they avoiding paying taxes, but getting credits from the IRS.
This should never have happened. If you want to work in the U.S., you should either be an American citizen or have a valid work VISA. Instead liberals have paved the way for illegals to benefit from loopholes and tax breaks.
This cost Americans over $23 billion.
Hopefully this will end with the passing of the GOP tax cuts.
Source: Western Journalism