It's Tax Refund Time for Illegal Aliens
By David North
CIS Immigration Blog, February 2, 2016
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But the big attraction for filing early is not the new Obamacare tax
break, which simply reduces the amount owed, it is the Old Faithful of
tax breaks that illegal aliens can access: the Additional Child Tax
Credit (ACTC). Illegals filing their income taxes can claim the ACTC if
they have (or claim to have) children in the United States. This tax
credit, unlike virtually all others, can result in a negative income tax
payment. That means that no taxes will be collected from the
individual, but he or she will get a check in the mail for all taxes
withheld plus a bonus for the credit, as my colleague Jim Edwards has
reported in the past.
The ACTC is well worth filing for; it can be as high as $1,000 per
child claimed and proving the existence of a child is all too easy, with
an ID number issued all too casually by the IRS, as we reported a
couple of years ago. This is now called the TIN (tax identification
number) and, in the immediate past at least, it was issued in such a
sloppy way that the process was roundly criticized by the inspector
general of taxation for the Department of the Treasury.
“Significant Immigrant Populations from Central America” Fueling Violent Gang MS-13
Judicial Watch Corruption Chronicles, February 5, 2016
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Just a few months ago JW reported that the Texas Department of
Public Safety confirmed that the MS-13 is a top tier gang thanks to the
influx of illegal alien gang members that crossed into the state. The
number of MS-13 members encountered by U.S. Border Patrol in the Rio
Grande Valley sector has increased each year, accelerating in 2014 and
coinciding with increased illegal immigration from Central America
during the same period, the agency disclosed in a report linked to JW’s
story. This clearly refers to the UAC crisis that saw over 60,000
illegal immigrants—many with criminal histories—storm into the U.S. in a
matter of months.
Now we learn that dozens of MS-13 members were recently indicted in
Boston for serious crimes including murder, conspiracy to commit murder,
drug trafficking, firearm violations, federal racketeering and
immigration offenses. Several of the defendants are responsible for
murdering at least five people since 2014 and the attempted murder of at
least 14 in Chelsea and East Boston, according to the federal
indictment. MS-13 members also sell cocaine, heroin and marijuana and
commit robberies to generate income to pay monthly dues to incarcerated
gang leadership in El Salvador, federal prosecutors say. The money is
used to pay for weapons, cell phones, shoes, food and other supplies for
MS-13 thugs in and out of jail in El Salvador.
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