Assessment: Creating a borderless nation of surfs …
The budget reconciliation bill being deliberated on Capitol Hill replaces the current Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) with a program that is part of the enhanced Child Tax Credit (CTC), per a report by Steven Camarota and Karen Zeigler of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
“Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.” 1 John 3:4 ESV
Whereas the ACTC gave cash to low-income workers with children, the new program eliminates the work requirement altogether, meaning that any illegal alien — even those who aren’t working — is now eligible for taxpayer funds so long as they have a U.S. citizen child. The enhanced CTC, which was authorized by one year, also drastically increases the payment amount from the ACTC.
As a result of the changes, CIS estimates that illegal aliens will yearly receive $8.2 billion a year from the program (more than three times what they got under ACTC), while legal immigrants will receive $17.2 billion. For illegal aliens, this totals $82 billion in just 10 years.
Should the new program become law, the negative impact of low-income immigrants will be much higher than before. Approximately 63 percent of all immigrant-headed families (legal and illegal) with children will be recipients of the new cash grant, contrasted with 52 percent of native families.
Moreover, legal and illegal immigrant parents who qualify for the program are eligible for larger average payments than native-born Americans — $5,100 for illegal immigrants and $4,800 for legal immigrants. By comparison, the native-born will get $4,600 on average. Read More @ New American HERE