Fox News Slams Illegal Immigrants Set To Receive Increased Amount In Tax Returns
A loophole in immigration legislation that allows for illegal immigrants working in the U.S. to receive tax returns has the GOP in an uproar.
Illegal immigrants could receive more than $7 billion this year in federal tax credits, according to one estimate, thanks to a loophole in the law that allows people not authorized to work to reap the government payments with no questions asked.
Sen. Jeff Sessions’ office calculated that, based on recent trends, illegal immigrants could receive roughly $7.4 billion through a provision known as the Additional Child Tax Credit. That’s more than quadruple what the payout was four years ago, but the payments have been steadily increasing over the past decade.
Though illegal immigrants are prohibited from receiving similar tax credits, a quirk in the law allows them to qualify for the child tax credit. And it’s a “refundable” credit, meaning recipients can reap the money — with average checks totaling about $1,800 — even if they’ve paid no taxes.
What say you Bossip readers? Should illegal immigrants not be able to receive tax returns if they are not authorized to work in America even if they are still working anyway and filing taxes?