A blistering Treasury Department audit released Friday found that "individuals not authorized to work in the United States were paid $4.2 billion in refundable credits." Those credits are meant to zero out any taxes paid by the poor, and often amount to checks as high as $1,000, courtesy of other taxpayers.You just have to love the hypocrisy of this administration...they want to create jobs, they just don't want Americans (or legal residents) to have them. The only way to end illegal immigration is to have a genuinely defensible-defined and patrolled border. The only way to curb illegal immigration is to harshly punish those who HIRE illegal immigrants. If you fine and revoke the business licenses of companies who hire illegals, you remove the incentive to do so. When you can't conduct business legally, because you've been fined, lost your liscense, or imprisoned for hiring illegals...then the problem will solve itself.
In the last five years, some 2.3 million illegal immigrants decided they, too, were "entitled" to that money, and the IRS paid them. Word got out and the payouts to illegals grew fourfold over the last five years.
The Treasury report noted that paying these credits to illegals is explicitly prohibited by U.S. law, which holds that those unauthorized to work here cannot receive federal benefits.
Additionally, the federal government, through the Democratic party has not helped the matter...if those counties and cities who have become "sanctuaries" were to lose ALL federal funding for ALL programs...they'd rapidly repeal their "sanctuary" status! Any city or county that refuses to follow federal laws in this should lose any and ALL federal funding. No ifs, ands or buts...