Tax Bill Reduces Illegal Alien Benefits; Saves Taxpayers $3.9B

Illegals can currently claim dependents and receive up to $1,000 per child…

500 Children Reported Missing in DC this Year 4

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(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) The Center for Immigration studies analyzed the impact of the GOP “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” on illegal immigrants and found that it ends Additional Child Tax Credits for non-citizens.

The ACTC is a refundable tax credit, which means it can reduce taxes below zero, effectively serving as a welfare payment.

Illegal aliens can currently claim dependents under the ACTC and receive up to $1,000 per child, even if neither the parents nor dependents are U.S. citizens.

The only requirement for parents is to have an earned income of $3,000 or more.

The GOP tax bill will partially address this system that rewards illegal aliens by creating stricter requirements.

Illegal alien parents will now have to present valid Social Security numbers for their children, though the parents themselves will not have to show proof of citizenship.

So, illegal alien parents will receive welfare payments only for children who are U.S. citizens.

The Center for Immigration Studies says the reform helps discourage payments to illegal immigrants, though it does not entirely fix the problem.

The anti-illegal immigration group wants the federal government to require parents and children to prove citizenship before receiving welfare payments.

**MORE COVERAGE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION at LibertyHeadlines.com**

“What is needed, of course, is a law or an IRS ruling that says if a filer’s SSN does not match with a legally obtained one, there will be no refunds. None. But this bill does take one big step towards ending a huge welfare benefit that illegal aliens have received for years,” CIS Fellow David North said.

Non-citizen parents can still receive the nonrefundable $500 credit for their non-citizen children under the Child Tax Credit.

The nonrefundable credit reduces taxes for illegal aliens with an obligation to pay, but it cannot serve as a welfare payment.

The CIS report noted that it will be well-off illegal immigrants who qualify for the $500 nonrefundable credit, while poorer illegal alien families will lose the $1,000 per child credit.

The refundable child tax credit increases from $1,000 per child this year to $1,100 in 2018. The CIS estimated this change will save taxpayers $3.9 billion a year, starting in 2019.

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  • Steve G.

    How in the world can you file taxes without a social security number. If you’re here illegally and working illegally then any money they earn should be confiscated by the Government. When other laws are broken people have their assets taken, like a drug dealer who has their car seized. What’s the difference? Illegals obtained money illegally, therefore ever penny they have should be seized.

    • RockfordJohn

      AMEN

    • Alan404

      If one might make so bold, how come KNOWN ILLEGALS are not deported? One assumes that some have been, though keeping them out of the country does appear to be a problem, it remains that many of these ILLEGAL ENTRANTS are still here.

      • Strangerinastangeland

        Are you new to this problem? We have an admitted 15 million here (probably in excess of 25 million). We have illegals that havery been here for 25 years.

        • Alan404

          No, not really new to the problem. I guess that there are some things I cannot get my perhaps thick head around.
          Sent from my iPad

      • backtofront

        ANSWER: Democrats love ’em. Lots and lots of illegal votes. Seem to also love the word illegal as it applies to anything.

    • Criers

      If they do not have a social security number they can request a tax ID number online and file for a refund with that number. This is just one of many loopholes.

      • B&B

        You’re ABSOLUTELY Correct! They have been doing this for decades and getting thousands of dollars in returns and for kids not even in the country.
        Anybody can go to UTube and see the videos themselves. Upteen returns going to the same address (no apartment numbers) and IRS is aware and not doing squat about it. This “loophole” better be doubled stitched and reinforced with a patch that nothing will be able to squeeze through it!
        Hopefully this will make their stay here shorter.

        • Gerry Costa

          Take their freebies away and they will go away !!!

      • Allen Evans

        Close it!

    • Jackalyn Morrison

      You are SOOO RIGHT

    • Allen Evans

      I imagine that they were taught how to steal a SSN just like Obama did.

    • Gerry Costa

      They get them from obozo the fraud. He is good at getting and using fake social security numbers.

      • Strangerinastangeland

        Sadly, the Republicans are up to their neck in this. If Trump had not run on this issue, it would have business as usual.

        • Gerry Costa

          I agree !!!

    • Francisco Machado

      I believe you can use a Taxpayer Identification Number. Not everyone who earns money in the United States is a citizen.. There are people here on work visas – their income is taxable. If they’re not a citizen, they don’t have an SS number.

      • Kitty

        If that is the case, than the visa number should be used as the ID in place of the SS number.

    • DeathToMuslims

      AMEN !!!!!! Seize their money. Give them a free skydiving lesson over their country of origin. Heck, it’s Christmas. Give a parachute to every 10th one.

    • Strangerinastangeland

      There are a number of ways. The most common way is to use a citizen’s SSAN. Your refund will go to your address in your name. There are underground services providing SSAN and tax preparation for illegals. Non-citizens here legally get a different number to use.

  • Joseph111

    illegal aliens lose tax payer funded benefits??
    .
    GOOD!!

    • eli baker

      That must be why Nancy Pelosi is losing her mind.

      • Jackalyn Morrison

        Amen

      • patriot1111

        losing, its been gone for a while

        • omni

          for someone who is losing her mind-she has gotten VERY RICH while in Congress.

      • Reflect

        What mind?

        • taliesin319

          What can she lose ? She has only 2 red blood cells going to her cerebrum daily and only one of them is carrying hemoglobin.

          • Alan

            The other one is carrying botox.

          • taliesin319

            Now that is pure truth.

    • Jackalyn Morrison

      About time to

    • backtofront

      And right!

  • Criers

    Any non-US citizen should not receive any tax credits. If a child is a US citizen and the parent is not, the parent still should not receive any money.

    • Jackalyn Morrison

      Agree with you on this one and it really makes me very angry because it seems they have more rights than we do!!

      • patriot1111

        they do

    • Carole Pittman

      There is NO SUCH THING as birthright citizenship. So anchor babies are NOT US citizens

      • sofia1948

        But they claim they are!

    • patriot1111

      no more anchor babies

  • Deplorable Irredeemable Susan

    Quit rewarding these people to come here and have kid after kid.
    Our economy cannot sustain our own citizens, save our people first.
    Deport, all illegals. Save our veterans first. Neutralize all sanctuary cities.
    Send in our special forces, and get the job done. Daca is Obama’s illegal program.
    Arrest all officials who defy our President’s executive orders. This program,
    Obama himself said “It is temporary”

    • Jackalyn Morrison

      You are absolutely right

      • Deplorable Irredeemable Susan

        Thank you Jackalyn Morrison.
        We live in crazy times. Nothing the “leaders” do makes sense.
        I believe that the left started the witch hunt in order
        to distract us from important matters that need to be addressed.

        • Hayward Beeson

          Of course!

        • IluvmyUSA

          Don’t forget that nothing matters to the left if they can’t benefit from it some way. They only want illegal aliens for votes and bill passage for cheap labor, other than that they have no use for them. I saw a video this morning about DACA and kids being brought here. The young illegal woman telling her story why she wanted to stay in America says she’s been in America for ten years and yet she needed a translator. But that’s my argument with the lie that they don’t know any other country but America, and how hard it would be on them. BS. They can all speak their root language, they all eat the same food from their old countries, beyond that it’s just a matter of making a few coins to clothe yourself and survive. How hard would it be for them to adapt to where they or their parents came from. They’re no different than anybody else, parents prepare their kids for life. It’s evil what the government is doing to us. Cut out all government waste and we got our wall and more than enough to pay for the tax cuts. Evil always appeal to the emotions. When politicians use the words “poor, feel, or feelings lookout, they’re talking about tax increase.

          • Strangerinastangeland

            Suppose I went to Mexico as a child and as an illegal alien. The Mexican government (in my mythical example) provided me with a good education and health care far better than I would have received in my poor benighted US. I have reached adulthood and the new government in Mexico is kicking me out. I now return to my 3d World home in good health, with a good education, bilingual, and with a good knowledge of how Mexico works. Think I can get a job?

          • omni

            MYTHICAL is right-Illegals coming into USA go on welfare-may or may not learn English, and make a life sponging off the American taxpayer-they will have no skills to take back to Mexico-other than popping out kids to perpetuate their welfare existence.

          • What’s that you say?

            Yes go home and get a job. Help your own country out. The entire world will be better off. You’ll leave a good paying job for a naturalized citizen.

          • Strangerinastangeland

            You apparently missed the entire point of my post.

          • What’s that you say?

            And you missed my point!

    • DeathToMuslims

      Susan for POTUS !! Let’s have a woman POTUS as long as Susan is the one ! When she reaches 35, we’ll elect her. I’ll marry her and mow the White House lawn for free !!

      • Deplorable Irredeemable Susan

        I had two Muslims attacking me on another site.
        I had them call me every name in the book and some that
        were unlisted! LOL Their claim was that Christians were the most
        hateful people on the internet. It was interesting to say the least.

    • luther chambers

      I’m sure that if you look back on your heritage you will find that your forefathers and mother were immigrants to this country also. so what does that make you. should they have sent your parents back? Should they have denied them the right to become citizens or the right to work? you don’t have a problem with these immigrants coming into the country doing the filthy jobs and heavy-laden jobs that no respectful person here wants to do. And You’re darn sure expect them to pay taxes even though they aren’t citizens. believe me this will all come back to you. how can most of you people call yourself Christians and have animosity and your hearts because of a person’s nationality.

      • Xntryk

        Thats a BS strawman argument. We are a nation of laws, no one that enters illegaly has right to anything except a speedy deportation. Let them come back legaly and put forth the effort to become citizens.

      • Steve Perrin

        My ancestors who came here did so legally. One of them was deemed uneligible for citizenship.simply because a horse kicked him and he was deemed unlikely to get employment in the U.S. The ones that did come would have been ashamed to take government money.
        Stop pretending we actually accepted immigrants with open arms throughout history- it’s a recent development crafted to bolster votes for Democrats.

      • Brent

        Way to confuse the issue with non-relevant non-facts.
        Her ancestors most likely came here LEGALLY.
        We’re talking about ILLEGAL immigrants.
        This is a distinction i’m sure you’re aware of but conveniently ignore.

        • backtofront

          AND, receiving way more than the LEGALS did in bygone times.

      • Alan

        It has nothing to do with nationality. It has everything to do with LEGALITY.

      • Deplorable Irredeemable Susan

        Yes, I am still a Christian, and I feel no guilt.
        Our God expects us to have common sense in these matters.
        The immigrants of yester- year had great respect and were in awe of
        our great nation. They assimilated and worked hard for what they
        achieved. They obeyed the established laws of the land, they were
        thrilled for their new life and were grateful. Today’s “immigrants” are
        not assimilating, and flout our laws and customs. They are not grateful
        for the most part, and demand rights and benefits from those who
        work for a living. God says that if you don’t work, you don’t eat. We
        cannot sustain over 3 million people who do NOT appreciate our way
        of doing things. There are plenty of LEGAL immigrants who did it the
        right way. These are immigrants who Obama ILLEGALLY imported. These
        are the ones who want to destroy the fabric of our nation by bankrupting
        us. I object without reservation, the illegal DACA program that Obama
        claimed was temporary. We cannot be as open about immigration now, due
        to what we are witnessing in Europe. We are no longer the baby sitter
        to the world who wants to send us their cast off criminals.

        • Darlene Deeb

          I agree!!

        • Nanakathy

          That’s right and we as Christians are to determine right from wrong so I WILL judge sin!!

      • backtofront

        Are you really that clueless? Don’t know the difference between LEGAL and ILLEGAL? I guess that’s what it takes to be a Democrat.

      • What’s that you say?

        They came here LEGALLY. Do you not understand the difference?

      • Strangerinastangeland

        The idea that there are jobs that Americans won’t do is a liberal myth. There are jobs that do not pay a living wage that family bread winners will not do because those paychecks won’t feed the kids. Illegal aliens drive down wages because they work cheap and often under the table, through the guise of sub-contractors. This makes jobs not worth doing. The cash money is not taxed. Nationality has nothing to do with this; the problem would be the same if they were Canadian. My European ancestors came to this country legally and received no welfare. Please take your false virtue signaling and find an empty orifice to stuff it in.

      • Nanakathy

        Just go back to your own country and leave us and our money alone!!! Make America Great and Safe again!!!!

      • Oldtaxpayer1001

        NUTS

    • richjack4

      About time we have a president who is looking after American citizens rather than protecting nonexistent rights of illegal aliens!

    • richjack4

      About time we have a president who is looking after American citizens rather than protecting nonexistent rights of illegal aliens!

  • olee1947

    they should get ZERO if anything pay a tax for being an ILLEGAL

  • SA Ander

    Why only 3.9 billion? Could have paid for tax cut if they had cut all the benefits.

    • NukeWaste

      Tax cuts more than pay for themselves. The only reason that Reagan’s taxcut didn’t do more for us is because the demoRats just spent more instead of less.

    • DeathToMuslims

      Deport ALL ILLEGALS ! Save 1 Trillion in 7 years !!!!

  • Nam1

    Tax bill reduces illegal aliens benefits… The only benefit they should get is a free pass back home.

    • KerryS

      Why free? Charge them for deportation!

      • Stacy Deitz

        I agree

      • Jackalyn Morrison

        AMEN they should never have been allowed in our country unless the became citizen’s

      • B&B

        You got that right! Make Mexico pay for it by taxing the money orders they use by Western Union. If they start mailing, up the postage.

      • Nam1

        Self-deportation, forcefully backed.

        • Darlene Deeb

          Yes!!

  • Janis Dice

    Back in 1988 I get a letter from the IRS stating that I owe money, from Cincinnati, I never lived there, I lived and worked in Reno, NV. I had to prove where I worked and lived. I went round and round fighting the IRS, I told them I’ll Sue for harassment. About 2 months later I got a letter stating that a illigal was using my Social security number. What a nightmare.

  • BuddyBoy53

    Does this mean we can finally afford the 1 billion needed to secure the grid?

    • DeathToMuslims

      Deport all illegals !! We would have 1 Trillion in savings over 7 years to do all sorts of infrastructure projects. B Hussein Obama’s so called stimulus was a total waste of money.

  • BuddyBoy53

    Does this mean we can finally afford the 1 billion needed to secure the grid?

  • BuddyBoy53

    Does this mean we can finally afford the 1 billion needed to secure the grid?

    • B&B

      Above and beyond is what I say.

  • BOBEBOY

    Thank God our President Trump is dealing with this why are we giving our taxpayer money away to ILLEGAL Aliens

  • Bob101st

    Why should illegals receive any benefits. That is not a racist or anti-Hispanic question but rather a question that should be presented to tax payers for approval. If Democrats had their way, American Tax payers would be paying illegals, refugees and every other classification of non-citizens, continuous benefits, though the recipients never paid into any program that would benefit the American Citizen. For you leftist Democrat Socialist, what happens when you run out of everyone else’s money? Democrats want a government subsidized voting population so they can continuously drain the American system of having to work for a living. I believe the slogan “No Benefits For Non-US Citizens”. Democrats don’t understand the money American workers make is their money, not the Federal Government’s money. Stand up America and tell your congressional representatives it is time the government quits spending your tax dollars on any program not authorized, by the Constitution, for the Federal Government to spend tax dollars on. God Bless America

    • B&B

      News Flash! We already are. Go to UTube and see for yourself, It’s all there.
      Social Security is always running/going to run out of money, but Welfare Never is!
      Illegals are Very Lucky I’m not in charged is all I have to say about that! They’d be begging for a Free Ride back to where they came from-kids in tow too!

  • Piper Peck

    Winning!

  • Clete Tacker

    It’s a step in the right directing, the incentives for ILLEGAL ALIENS to come here need to be completely cut off.

    • Sherryl Edwards

      Amen

    • patriot1111

      how bout putting a Bounty on their sorry @sses

  • JB

    Why don’t they cancel illegal alien tax bills they have no damn right getting any kind of funking tax break whatsoever their illegal! Besides if they found to be illegals Lante removed from the country?

  • Jeffrey Gerolmo

    An old friend from a nearby Los Angeles neighborhood originally from Mexico now lives in Yuma ,AZ . He followed the law applied for a green card and later received citizenship . His cuñados live nearby in the same small towns East of Mexicali that my friend is originally from . They have earned income credit parties every year claiming like 4 kids they don’t even have using made up Social Security Numbers . Huge parties complete with meth , prostitutes , etc . The last time either of them were in the US was to attend their sister’s wedding to my friend . They have tax preparation offices all around these border towns willing to file fraudulent income taxes , welfare , food stamps and the real cash cow Oblundercare .

  • James Grey

    I can’t understand Why an Illegal be required to File a Income Tax Return if they do not have a valid Social Security Number. So, why would they receive any Child Credit Subsidy?

    • B&B

      Go to UTube, They won’t let me post the link for you here. There’s plenty there on how they’re doing it.

  • B&B

    Guess the Illegals will be protesting as soon as they find out about this. Here’s Your “Signal” ICE! Go!

  • NukeWaste

    Why should illegals get anything at all? Send them home along with their kids. No citizenship for either.

  • Hayward Beeson

    If a person wants to apply for benefits paid for by American citizens and they don’t speak English, they can request an interpreter, and guess who pays for them.

  • Shelba J. Holmes

    Illegal invaders of this country never should have received one red cent of welfare or tax credits in the first place. There is absolutely no justafiable cause for the taxpayers of this country to be paying these people to invade our country. I don’t want one cent of what I pay in taxes paid to support one of them – NOT ONE.

    Politicians are supporting these people for 2 reasons – some employers want cheap labor and the Democrats want voters. The only way they can get voters is through the illegal invasion that they ( the Dems) then finance through welfare of one sort or another out of our pockets.

    • Darlene Deeb

      Sad but so true!

  • Estell Newton

    Illegals should not get a tax refund or tax break. They are breaking the law just being here. And legal residents should not be able to claim earned income tax credit if they are on welfare. There should also be a limit as to how much time a family can be on welfare. They should be working if able not living off the taxpayers. That means everyone.

  • therealworld

    Real “Legal” Americans Win For Once. Thank You Mr. President

  • therealworld

    I hope this will be the final Blow to Pelosi and she Stroke’s Out…..

  • Born Again Southern Pride

    They could have fixed it but instead left some of it in…

  • Willie Wilson

    Wow, how many tax paying citizens of the US know the government gave the hard earned dollars to illegals?

  • Gerry Costa

    Illegals should be getting “ZERO” benefits to begin with. What the he** is this $1,000. per child BS ????

  • Carole Pittman

    “Reduce” their benefit???? Why are they getting ANY benefits to begin with??

  • BIG STAN

    REUDCES ILLEGAL ALIENS BENEFITS? THEY SHOULD BE ELIMINATED ALTOGETHER,NOT REDUCED!

  • Lazer

    More homelss people in SF than you can imagine – why is that Pelosi – did htey misappropriate the funds to a street named after you in SF Park off Lincoln and now not have enough to support them? Why don’t you donate some of your millions instead of taxing the middle class that are simply trying to purchase a home for their family. Aliens need to go. We need to take care of and educate our own poor instead of paying them – it is a matter of choice – aliens made theirs – they could have stayed home.

  • critterman

    this system of ours is very broken when it allows for illegal aliens to get tax payers monies for anything

  • omni

    REDUCES? how about COMPLETELY ELIMINATES!!!!

    • x_ray_tech

      AND GET them OUT of our country!!

      • omni

        Get rid of all welfare and medicaid for illegals-60% of the problem will vanish within months.

        • x_ray_tech

          Yes, I agree. Self deportation of those here and no more interest in coming here in the first place would result with your plan.

  • JWB

    Greetings!
    “Winning!”, “long overdue”, “what took so long”, “cut more or all”, even an “amen” or two, which are and should be, on face value, completely expected and appropriate reactions, to the revelation of the “savings” that this legislation may “produce”, are deservingly acceptable, but a “descriptive” adjective that perhaps has been “overlooked” is courageous, with a capital “C”. The entire “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” that was presented, passed and soon to be signed into law, especially this portion, took “Boldness”, “backbone”, “cojones”, “guts” and even some “impavidness”, when one considers the “negative” impact that certain segments of the population, irregardless of nationality, will experience as a result of this codification. The difficult and “tough” decisions that our congressman, and women, have been “forced” to make, is a result of the abject failure of previous legislative “bodies” and should have never reached the level of “deception” that has been “levied” on the American taxpayers or any others (the illegal aliens).
    Regards

  • Reflect

    Breaking the law can send most people to jail or at least to trial…..Illegals not only get a free pass, but they get paid for it……go figure…..the Democrats voting block…..

  • Wenda Kennedy

    I think that illegals should receive NOTHING from our tax system. I think they should have to prove up their SS#, and therefore, no be able to work here being illegal.

  • JWB

    Greetings!
    “For the Record”:
    There is no one, including but not limited to, the “authors” of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, those elected officials whom voted in the affirmative, the executive signatory; President Trump or any of those posting here, with few exceptions, that lack compassion for and legitimate concern for the welfare of any child.
    Regards

  • kimbi

    Why the H are they getting ANYTHING?
    This is ridiculous.

  • Xntryk

    No benefits for illegals.

  • ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial

    Reducing illegal’s benefits is not enough. We need to eliminate them and send them back until they can come in legally.

  • Julie Adams

    Why are we allowing illegals to have any tax credits at all? They’re not supposed to be here so any money they earn is illegal money! I don’t have a problem with a “guest worker program,” but that is not what’s happening. We also need to stop the automatic citizenship given when a foreign pregnant woman comes illegally to give birth and have access for her entire family. No other country does this! It’s time to get back to ‘America First.’

  • Louie Rey

    Gee, I thought that all that the mainstream media focused on were the “disasters” to the average, middle class Americans in this tax bill. Somehow the good things that actually help the average middle class Americans didn’t get ANY airplay. But, of course, there’s no liberal bias in the media. Right.

  • Facebook User

    They and their illegal children have no rights . Why should we taxpayers give these criminals a dime. Its really time to send them ALL back. They are criminals . Rule of law

    • tCotUS

      AGREED…illegals are here illegally making them Criminals….Period …Then the Fed’s say Saving taxpayers 3.9BILLION ? REALLY? We have “American” students applying for student loans who do not know if they will be approved for a loan ? We have Vets waiting for Operations to be approved….Disgusting

  • Ship all illegals back to their native countries and if they want to return and become legal taxpaying citizens,let them return legally.Why should the taxpayers pay benefits to people that are breaking the law?The politicians that support all the illegal welfare programs should be kicked out of office.

  • backtofront

    Simple: Children born here to Illegals, or even non Citizens, no longer claim Citizenship. Why this was EVER allowed is beyond me. Should be stopped NOW.

  • jcrawdad

    Tax Bill Reduces Illegal Alien Benefits; Saves Taxpayers $3.9B

    WHY ARE THEY GETTING ANY KIND OF BENEFIT’S . SEND THEM HOME AND LET THEIR GOV. CARE FOR THEM.

  • Darlene Deeb

    I was under the impression that if you are an illegal immigrant #1 you couldn’t be hired for a job #2 you couldn’t get welfare #3 you couldn’t file for taxes.
    I don’t get it. If you are an illegal, not an American then how do you get a social security number that gives you the right to work, get an id card, file taxes and recieve welfare etc, etc?
    Now they can get all of our benefits, our jobs and child care tax credits?
    I am so confused?
    No wonder we can’t take care of our elderly, our children and our veterans.
    We give it all to people who are here illegally and cannot take care of themselves or kids.
    UNBELIEVABLE!!

  • Rudy Rude

    No law no Justice deport now MrPresident is forgetting the lower middle class we are nothing to him illigals lover my pay just went down because the construction trade so many lower middle class depend on is under seige by illigals who work under false social security numbers were our help

  • Mad Scientist

    Reduce? It should be eliminate!