We are all aware of the tremendous costs illegal aliens pose to the country through abuse our welfare system. Tax reform gave Congress an opportunity to help stop this abuse. Unfortunately, for reasons that are unclear, Republicans changed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in order to continue to permit the IRS to pay billions of dollars every year to illegal aliens through the child tax credit. According to the US Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report, illegal aliens who were not eligible to work received $4.2 billion through this tax credit.
That is no small sum. Should the tax reform bill put an end to illegal aliens profiting from this welfare program?