GOP’s tax bill cancels $23 billion in credits claimed by illegal immigrants

The new GOP tax overhaul would strip illegal immigrants of the ability to claim several major tax credits, saving the government $23.1 billion over the next decade, according to the bill’s authors.

For years Republicans have complained that despite a general ban on taxpayer benefits flowing to illegal immigrants, the IRS has allowed them to collect the child tax credit, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Efforts to shut down those claims have been tried in the House but have never cleared Congress.

  • BillyHW

    Why aren’t they arrested and deported as soon as the IRS has an address?

    • Good point!

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      Because, like Teacher’s Unions, the IRS is complicit.
      They need to be destroyed and the entire scheme of personal taxation rethought.

  • Shebel

    They should sneak into Canada.
    We won’t count them as contributing to CO@

  • Why are they receiving anything?

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      We have a corrupt congress.
      That is the most direct and truthful answer.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Illegals file their tax returns after obtaining bogus Social Security numbers and claim these credits accordingly. Making such claims for tax credits illegal only means that they will file under aliases and additional fake S.S. numbers.

  • Hard Little Machine