Representatives Seek to Close Tax Loophole for Illegal Aliens

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Last week, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) introduced a bill to close a tax loophole that allows illegal aliens to collect $4.2 billion annually in taxpayer dollars through the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). (See FAIR Legislative Update, Sept. 6, 2011)”The Child Tax Credit Integrity Preservation Act,” co-sponsored by Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) would prevent illegal aliens from obtaining the tax credit by requiring that individuals who claim the credit provide a valid Social Security Number (SSN). Currently, the IRS only requires individuals provide an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), which the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) indiscriminately hands out to illegal aliens, to receive the ACTC.

“These tax credits were never meant for illegal immigrants,” said Kingston in a press release following the introduction of his bill. “Closing this loophole is a commonsense measure that will save taxpayers billions. At the same time, it cuts off an incentive for those here illegally. There’s been a lot of talk about so-called loopholes on the campaign trail but closing this one is something we can all get behind.”

The Kingston-Westmoreland bill mirrors legislation introduced by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) earlier this spring. (See S. 577) Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) also introduced similar legislation earlier this year, called the”Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act” (H.R. 1956).

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    SHOCKING! THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA:

    OBAMA’S LA RAZA DEPT. of JUSTICE REACHING OUT TO MEX GANG MEMBERS TO EXPAND HIS LA RAZA PARTY BASE!
    VIVA LA RAZA? OBAMA DOES IT EVERY DAY! HE REALIZES HE WON’T BE PUNKING US AGAIN WITH “CHANGE”, SO HE’S DESPERATE TO BUY THE LA RAZA VOTE BY HANDING ILLEGALS OUR VOTES, OPEN BORDERS, NO E-VERIFY AND AMNESTY, IF NOT AT LEAST CONTINUED NON-ENFORCEMENT!
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    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/11/dept-of-justice-expands-la-raza.html
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    “As the President of Nuestros Reconquistos, Pablo Cruz plans to help Latinos claim back the Southwest as part of the Latino homeland of Aztlán. “The movement to reclaim land stolen from Mexico is almost complete. Latinos will soon be able to live, work, and dream in a land where no other race is allowed.”

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    tax loopholes?

    WHY NOT STOP HANDING OUR TAXES OVER TO THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY???

    THE FUNDING OF LA RAZA SUPREMACY

    THE TAX PAYERS OF THE UNITED STATES FORCED TO FUND THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA “THE RACE”!
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    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/11/la-raza-american-tax-payer-funded.html

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    “THE AMNESTY ALONE WILL BE THE LARGEST EXPANSION OF THE WELFARE SYSTEM IN THE LAST 25 YEARS” Heritage Foundation

    “The amnesty alone will be the largest expansion of the welfare system in the last 25 years,” says Robert Rector, a senior analyst at the Heritage Foundation, and a witness at a House Judiciary Committee field hearing in San Diego Aug. 2. “Welfare costs will begin to hit their peak around 2021, because there are delays in citizenship. The very narrow time horizon [the CBO is] using is misleading,” he adds. “If even a small fraction of those who come into the country stay and get on Medicaid, you’re looking at costs of $20 billion or $30 billion per year.”
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    LA RAZA DEM RUBEN HINOJOSA – EXPANDING LA RAZA SUPREMACY

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    Your Tax Dollars To Fund Illegal Immigration

    United States Representative Ruben Hinojosa from Texas has introduced a bill that will fund the pro-illegal immigration group: The National Council of La Raza (NCLR). This bill, the Hope Fund Act of 2007 (H.R. 1999) would appropriate $5 million to NCLR in 2008 and $10 million each year thereafter.

    The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration”

    AMERICAN TAXPAYERS BEING FORCED TO SUPPORT LATINO NAZI PARTY
    By Dave Gibson (09/17/2006)
    HOW MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS PAID OVER TO LA RAZA TO EXPAND THE MEX INVASION SINCE THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED?
    http://americandaily.com/article/15577

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    If we would use E-Verify to clamp down on employers and landlords and stop all the state benefits (welfare,health care, free education, food stamps, anchor baby birth certificates & chain immigration) we wouldn/t have an illegal immigration problem. And we wouldn’t have to worry about deporting the 11M illegals that are here….they would go home. But that is too simple for the idiots in Washington to see.

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    TIME TO END LA RAZA SUPREMACY?

    WHEN OBAMA BECAME PRESIDENT HE IMMEDIATELY STARTED BUILDING HIS LA RAZA ADMINISTRATION. THE FORMER GOVERNOR OF NEW MEXICO, BILL RICHARDSON IS A LA RAZA SUPREMACIST THAT OBAMA VERY MUCH WANTED IN HIS ADMINISTRATION HOLDING A CABINET POSITION. FORTUNATELY FOR US RICHARDSON HAD SO MUCH CORRUPTION SURROUNDING HIM THAT EVEN THE VERY CRONY CORRUPT OBAMA COULDN’T TAKE HIM ON.
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    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/11/drivers-licenses-for-la-raza-spotlight.html

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    ILLEGAL ALIEN DRIVER’S LICENSES IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT

    By Allan Wall
    November 24, 2011
    NewsWithViews.com
    “DON’T LET NEW MEXICO BE THE NEXT ARIZONA – STOP GOVERNOR MARTINEZ” is the headline on a “Send a Message” action page, on the website called “America’s Voice.”
    Emblazoned on the page is a photo of New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, who has run afoul of the Open Borders lobby for attempting to – can you believe this? – deny driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.
    Why should this even be controversial? Why do both sides in the illegal immigration dispute regard driver’s licenses as important?
    In the U.S.A., a driver’s license is an important piece of identification. More than simply a permission to operate a motor vehicle, the driver’s license is our major form of identification in daily life. American citizens are often asked to show ID, and the ID they usually present is the driver’s license. People use them to cash checks, to prove their age, and to vote.