According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, in 2010 illegal aliens received $4.2 billion in refundable child tax credits. That number is poised to top $7.5 billion this year based on analysis from the office of Senator Jeff Sessions.
In May of this year Senator Sessions presented the problem in a speech on the Senate floor trying to drum up interest from the Democrats to pass Senator David Vitter’s bill that would close the loophole. “The Treasury Department’s own inspector general for Tax Administration, who analyzes problems within the agency reported that in 2010 the I.R.S. paid a staggering $4.2 billion in child tax credits for dependents, a great deal of whom don’t even live in the country. The inspector general reported that illegal aliens are increasing filing tax returns claiming the credit intended for working American families and the payments appear to provide an additional incentive for aliens to enter, reside and work in the U.S. . . .”
A press report from Indiana said that one illegal alien admitted that his address was used by 4 other illegal aliens to file tax returns, claiming the refundable tax credit for 20 children. They received a check from the IRS totaling $29,608.00.
Under our tax law, an illegal alien can not receive basic tax credits but because of a loophole in the Additional Child Tax Credit, illegal aliens can file a return, using an Independent Taxpayer Identification number that they obtain from the IRS and claim the credit which is refundable, even if no taxes were paid.
Senator Sessions explained that the $4 billion wasted on refundable credits to illegal aliens was roughly the same amount Obama proposed to raise through the Warren Buffett Tax and the amount needed to fund the shortage in the highway bill and nearly all of the student loan bill.
While Session backed Senator David Vitter’s bill, the Child Tax Credit Integrity Preservation Act, S 577, Senator Harry Reid blocked a move to bring the bill to the floor for a vote claiming it targeted children of low-income Hispanic families. What about children of low-income American families Harry? Guess we know where Harry’s interest lie. $7.5 billion can buy a lot of illegal Democratic voters in this year’s election.
While Democrats may not care that a possible $7.5 billion of taxpayer money will fly out the door this year to fund illegal aliens, taxpayers should. How do you think they plan on replacing that money?
Rafael Lopez, who was brought into the country by his parents, has nothing but praise for dear old Harry. “He won in 2010 because of the Latino vote. . .” Lopez said that people who opposed the Dream Act only “want to make life as difficult as possible” for illegals. “The aliens who live in Nevada are very fortunate. And, we worked very hard to keep “our” elected official, so pretty much any anti-immigrant law that comes up in Congress, it’s quickly shot down.”
Isn’t it time for the legal citizens of Nevada to support a candidate for Harry’s seat that will represent them?