Remember when open border advocates went to such great lengths to claim that illegal aliens pay taxes to justify their unlawful presence? When there’s an incentive to doing so, such as offering $1,000 refundable tax credits to illegal aliens for each child they claim as a dependent, sure they will. What a deal. It only costs US taxpayers $4.2 Billion annually.
One of the workers, who was interviewed at his home in southern Indiana, admitted his address was used this year to file tax returns by four other undocumented workers who don’t even live there. Those four workers claimed 20 children live inside the one residence and, as a result, the IRS sent the illegal immigrants tax refunds totaling $29,608.
13 Investigates saw only one little girl who lives at that address (a small mobile home). We wondered about the 20 kids claimed as tax deductions?
“They don’t live here,” said the undocumented worker. “The other kids are in their country of origin, which is Mexico.”
He later explained none of the 20 children have ever visited the United States – let alone lived here.
So why should undocumented workers receive tax credits for children living in a foreign country, which is a violation of IRS tax rules?
“If the opportunity is there and they can give it to me, why not take advantage of it?” the worker said.
No wonder that if we provide financial incentives for lawbreaking, we end up with a lot more unlawful activity. That, and a huge financial burden being laid on people who play by the rules to subsidize those who will not.
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