There are tens of millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. Low estimates are 11,000,000. Some estimates are over 30,000,000. With that in mind, imagine most of them being eligible for the recent immigration plan outlined by Hillary Clinton.
When Bill Clinton was president, he signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. The legislation limited the availability of federal public benefits to legal aliens, and limited eligibility for the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to people who had a valid SSN. In short, Clinton made it so illegal aliens could not participate in the largest federal welfare program, which happens to be riddled by fraud. According to the Treasury Department, of the total $68.1 billion in EITC payments claimed by 28.8 million return filers in 2013, as much as 22% to 26%, or between $13.3 billion and $15.6 billion, was made improperly.
Hillary Clinton has promised that if she wins the 2016 election, as president she will expand on Obama’s amnesty efforts. She would require that SSNs be issued to most of the illegal aliens in the U.S., allowing them full access to collect EITC.
The IRS has confirmed that all the illegal aliens issued SSNs would be able to claim EITCs not just in the future but also going back all three open tax years, even though they lacked work authorization for the back years and regardless of whether they had filed returns for those years. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates as many as 800,000 claims for EITCs from illegal aliens with newly issued SSNs, and resulting additional payments in 2018 alone of $1.1 billion. The Joint Committee numbers are based on 4,000,000 illegal aliens being eligible, but keep in mind, the 4,000,000 is based on the estimated total number of illegal aliens in the U.S. being 11,000,000.
In essence, not only will Hillary Clinton be throwing the American taxpayer under the bus, she will be undoing the one good thing her husband did while serving his two terms.
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