Illegal Immigrants Get Child Tax Break
- Duration 1:59
- Date Mar 5, 2012
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Well the inspector general bill told congress this loophole in titles two million families living here illegally.
Not just to pay zero income taxes but to get cash back.
Washington however refuses.
To change it.
Illegal immigrants can't work in the US lawfully nor can they get a Social Security number.
Yet Uncle Sam is giving them billions up to a thousand dollars for every child.
In addition to the fact that you owe nothing to the IRS at the end of the year the IRS is actually gonna send you money back undocumented workers are generally not eligible for tax credits.
But in 1996 congress failed to prohibit their use of the child tax credit.
Today it pays illegal immigrants four point two billion dollars a year a 400%.
From just five years ago.
We all benefit.
By this small look relatively small amount of money.
-- be in these families.
In helping them get up and out of poverty.
The credit is worth about 18100 dollars a year her family.
Are Latino earning about twelve dollars an hour.
No Phillies gonna pick up.
From Mexico or Central America to come all the way up here try to get across the border for this small tax break and -- help.
But -- treasury audit says differently quote the payment of federal funds through this tax benefit.
Appears to provide an additional incentive for aliens enter -- and work in the United States without authorization.
Which contradicts federal law and policy to remove such incentives -- Having people who are working here illegally taking jobs that should be in the hands of American workers desperately need them right now.
So last month -- Republicans tried to eliminate this to pay for the payroll tax deduction.
Senator Reid however said the tax credit is working fine into eliminated with her children and low income families stay anonymous -- there's movement we have on this live -- -- thing to --