The U.S. Border Security Council is pushing to close a loophole in Federal Tax Code that allows illegal immigrants to receive billions of dollars from the U.S. Government. The Treasury Inspector General only recently discover that illegals were gaming the tax system through the additional child tax credit (ACTC).
The ACTC is designed to give legal U.S. citizens with multiple children up to $1,000 per child in tax credits each year.
Illegal immigrants, however, are claiming this credit more than five times more often than legal U.S. residents. They are often even claiming children left behind in Mexico as dependents on U.S. tax forms in order to receive the tax credit.
“This is yet another case that show it pays to be an illegal immigrant in the United States,” says Council National Spokesman Steve LeBlanc. “This nonsense must stop and we are going to lobby Congress to close this loophole and force the Internal Revenue Service to crack down on this type of fraud being perpetrated by illegals.”
LeBlanc says the Commitee will start off with a petition on to Congress on its website. Then it may mail launch a nationwide petition drive through the mail.
“The pressure on Congress to fix this issue is already immense,” remarks LeBlanc. “However, if the politicians don’t act soon on this, we will.”