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IRS Gives Billions in Tax Refunds to Illegals

jwbales Wrote: May 22, 2012 5:38 PM
Requiring a valid SS number to get a child credit is a sensible first step. But the best solution is to limit any tax refund to the amount of taxes actually paid, whether the worker is in the country legally or not. And the long-term solution to the illegal immigrant problem is to make foreign workers legal again. All the current problems can be traced back to the elimination of the Bracero program. Millions of Mexican green card holders crossed the border back and forth under that program. They came to pick crops and do day labor and went back home to their families when there was no work. When the program ended after working perfectly for over 30 years, millions of Mexican families were left with no livelihood. You know the rest.
WTHR, the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, recently reported about how millions of illegal aliens are getting billions of dollars in U.S. tax refunds without having paid a dime in income taxes. The story instantly went viral because it's true. You won't believe what illegals are getting away with, and our government is enabling them.

Here's how it works.

Illegal immigrants cannot qualify for legitimate Social Security numbers, which would entitle them to work legally in the U.S. and file income tax returns, but the Internal Revenue Service allows them to apply for nine-digit individual taxpayer identification numbers, or ITINs, which also are used...