It was never a question whether the Democrats were crowbarring multiple far-left line items to Joe Biden’s multi-trillion dollar “Build Back Better” plan.
The legislation is a wish list for Democrats’ socialist, open border aims and will have grave consequences if allowed to pass. Republican lawmakers gave the Democrats a semblance of hope last week when they voted to advance the first installment of Biden’s plan, which ostensibly is allocated for actual infrastructure projects.
The second installment, a filibuster-proof $1.75 trillion budget reconciliation package, is the more dangerous of the two.
Included in the bill is $800 million worth of cash payments to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who were recently released into the United States interior.
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) analyzed the cost to American taxpayers if Biden’s expanded Child Tax Credit for illegal aliens was extended for at least another year as part of the reconciliation package.
Initially, the CIS analysis found that the cost to provide the tax credits to illegal aliens with children would cost about $80 billion over the course of a decade, or about $8 billion every year.
CIS Director of Research Steven Camarota now writes that the cost to taxpayers will be even more because the roughly 500,000 to 600,000 illegal aliens released into the U.S. interior this year would be eligible to receive $800 million in cash payments as a result of the tax credits.
Camarota estimates that nearly 8-in-10 illegal alien families in the U.S. have incomes low enough to receive cash from the tax credits, securing an average payment of $5,300 per family or $2,600 per child.
It’s almost as if Biden is giving Trump’s COVID-era stimulus checks to illegal immigrants!
Democrats and Biden are pushing the plan despite opposition from most Americans. A recent Morning Consult survey found that 52% of registered U.S. voters are opposed to making the tax credits permanent. Likewise, a survey from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) found that 2-in-3 voters are opposed to the tax credits when they are told the amount of money it will provide to illegal aliens.
Already, the most recent research estimates that illegal immigration to the U.S. costs American taxpayers about $134 billion annually. The research suggests that each illegal alien costs taxpayers about $9,300 every year.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth
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