Veterans Benefits Held Hostage to Tax Breaks for Illegal Aliens

Veterans Benefits Held Hostage to Tax Breaks for Illegal Aliens

“Two of the most pressing concerns on Capitol Hill are 1) finding a way to restore cuts in veterans’ pensions that were included in the budget deal brokered by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan; and 2) figuring out a plan to pay for extended emergency unemployment insurance for 1.3 million Americans whose benefits have run out,” the Washington Examiner writes.

“They are vexing problems, but Republicans, led by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, came up with a proposal to solve them. The only difficulty was, the solution — finding billions to pay for the restored pensions and unemployment insurance — involved cracking down on a tax credit program in which illegal immigrants have fraudulently collected billions of dollars in improper payments. Stop the fraud, Ayotte argued, and then use the money saved to pay for pensions and unemployment insurance. It seemed like an elegant solution.”

GOP Mush Push Back Against Amnesty Push Polls

“In addition to my repeated suggestion that Republicans introduce bills to institutionalize the dangerous mentally ill and force the Democrats to defend the right of psychos to crap in libraries and shoot up schools, Republicans should take the public’s side on immigration,” says Ann Coulter.

“Democrats love to pretend their sucking up to illegals is all upside for them, but that’s because they lie even when taking polls. Liberals will claim that 99 percent of Americans favor national health care after taking a poll that asks: ‘Do you support Americans being nice to one another?'”

Gutierrez: “Legalize Everyone”

“President Obama has a ‘responsibility’ to act to reduce deportations, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said Thursday. ‘I think the president can do more and I think he has the responsibility to do more,’ the congressman, who has been critical of the administration’s deportation policies, told Fusion’s Jorge Ramos,” reports.

“Immigration could prove to be a useful election-year issue for Democrats, but Gutiérrez said that doesn’t mean the president should avoid using his executive power to keep many undocumented immigrants from being sent back to their home country.”

GOP Tries to Shift Immigration Debate to Jobs

“A group of House Republicans is trying to shift the media’s focus in the immigration debate away from the proposed amnesty for 12 million illegal immigrants and toward the 140 million Americans now trying to earn a decent living amid high unemployment and declining wages,” the Daily Caller says.

“’Amnesty is a component part of the overall issue and I tried to focus on the overall economic issue,’ Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, who issued a statement for the group, told The Daily Caller. ‘For me, the issue has always been about the damage that the president’s immigration policy will do to the American economy and to American workers.’”

“But only 16 House conservatives signed the letter, including Rep. Tom Cotton, who is running for a Senate seat in Arkansas.”


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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    Let’s Look at This Pragmatically

    Tax Credits?

    The article doesn’t say, but I’m wonderring if IAs in America making little or below tax reporting income on puny pay receive money from our national tax base?

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      That’s the point, softwareengineer. Illegal aliens filing for the additional child tax credit using ITINs not only receive back everything they pay in taxes, but ALSO get $4.2 BILLION from those of us who actually pay net taxes. Now, why should people who aren’t supposed to be working in the first place, and who are doing so by committing fraud, be rewarded for that with the additional child tax credit? And why should they also be rewarded for dysfunctional behaviors such as having children here that they can’t afford to support, and knowing that they themselves are deportable?

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    The Daily Caller link quotes Tom Donohue, president of the US Chamber of Commerce, saying they “will pull out all the stops to get it done” referring to the Senate bill. And all the so called liberals and so called progressives, who can never stop carrying on about their love of the working class, will support the this pro-business lobbying group in their effort to import millions of workers to lower wages.

    We certainly do not have an excess of jobs, but an excess of workers for the few jobs available. And yet liberals endorse the importation of ever more workers. Doing the dirty work of big business.