The argument is that amnesty should be granted to illegal aliens so that they will pay taxes. The fact is that they do file taxes with an ITIN, an individual taxpayer identification number. A 9-digit ITIN number issued by the IRS provides both resident and nonresident aliens with a unique identification number that allows them to file tax returns. Sounds good? Not really.
By claiming dependents, even ones outside the U.S., as well as EIC (Earned Income Credit) these illegal aliens are getting refunds of thousands and thousands of dollars without paying a single dime in tax revenue. They are not only willing to file their taxes, but look forward to huge refunds while Americans struggle to balance the budget ay home and in their local, state, and federal government. Claims by illegal aliens equalled $4.2 billion in tax year 2010.
Please take time to read this article. This information is vital in understanding the situation. I would love to hear your thoughts also. I have seen this going on for years, and it is proof positive that amnesty will not generate revenue but cost us billions and billions of dollars. Justice Scalia comparing illegal aliens to bank robbers wasn’t so out of line after all.
That’s one hell of a high tax for “cheap lettuce!” Add to this all of the other facts, and we are paying a huge crippling cost to appease and take care of people who don’t belong here. It is national insanity to avoid doing what is right for America. The federal government doesn’t even want states to verify citizenship to vote. Many areas have come up with idiotic laws to protect illegals while penalizing their own, such as Los Angeles‘ impound policy which will take the vehicles of citizens and not illegal aliens.
All Americans will benefit when and if the United States should finally resolve to deport and punish those who violate our laws, including those businesses that hire illegal aliens. Automatic citizenship for anyone who can come here and have a baby needs to stop. Eisenhower deported them, we can too.
A nation without borders is not a nation at all. To do otherwise is national suicide. We have always had controls in the past. To regulate who can come here and who can’t is well within the rights of any nation. There is nothing racist about it. The poem on the Statue of Liberty was not an eternal pact for open borders. It’s a poem, not a Constitutional Amendment!
This issue needs to be addressed. Both sides have ignored it far too long, and “We the People” are left holding the bill. A bill of $113 billion a year and growing. $1.6 billion a year in Los Angeles County alone, and yes, Los Angeles is broke!