Illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and qualified for Obama’s “dreamer” amnesty program are raking in the benefits – at the expense of American taxpayers.
A report today from author and political commentator Dick Morris outlines how the United States government is doling out an average of $50,000 per year in federal welfare benefits to illegal immigrant dreamers, including their families, and others who have received amnesty.
Earned income tax credit – $3,000 average monthly benefit
Additional child tax credit – $1,800 monthly benefit if they have more than one child.
Total for these two benefits alone is over $50,000 per year.
In all, $16 BILLION paid out from American taxpayers annually, to dreamers, families of dreamers, or others who received amnesty.
Morris explains the Earned Income Tax Credit was originally intended for working people who still needed some form of financial assistance to lift them out of poverty, and is given in the form of a tax credit. If you don’t make enough money to pay taxes to use the credit, the federal government will simply send you a check for the balance. This has come to replace welfare benefits for many families.
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However, Morris says the general accounting office estimates that up to a quarter of the $70 Billion that is paid out every year under this program is paid out fraudulently. Obama is offering an incentive for illegal immigration. Many of them have figured out how to take advantage and abuse this program.
When Obama issued the pardon for dreamers, they are eligible for citizenship, and they are eligible for the earned income tax credit.
With the prospect of amnesty that’s being dangled before them, they have the potential of earning up to $50,000 per year in government benefits, which are not even taxable.
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