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On Tax Day, IRS Commissioner Insults Unemployed American Workers

If there’s one thing a journalist on the immigration beat should never say it’s: “I’ve seen it all.” The very next day, as surely as the sun will set in the west, something more outrageous, more incomprehensible and more destructive to the national fabric will top it.

Illegal (and Legal) Immigrants Won’t Save Social Security

A commonly heard cliché is that illegal immigrants help to support Social Security. One who expressed this view recently was libertarian ideologist John Stossel who never leaves a stone unturned to justify his open borders agenda. He stated, “[I]llegal immigration helps delay the bankruptcy of Social Security and Medicare. Young workers pay into the system – but most don’t collect.”
 

Prosecutorial Deception: The $21 Billion DHS Betrayal

On June 17, 2015, the House Subcommittee on National Security and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules, conducted a joint oversight hearing concerning “A Review of the President’s Executive Actions on Immigration.”

Illegal Aliens’ Taxes Don’t Cover their Liabilities

Illegal aliens pay lots and lots of taxes, reported the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP). Upon hearing these glad tidings, illegal alien advocacy groups rejoiced that they had a new argument to use for their cause. In truth, however, they were being too hasty. What the recent ITEP study concluded was that illegal immigrants pay a total of about $12 billion in state and local taxes per year, and that if they were granted amnesty, they would play a total of $14 billion.

CAPS Launches National Ad Campaign to Block Earned Income Tax Credit for Unlawful Immigrants

Only President Obama’s White House could dream up and promote a program designed to grant Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) to aliens who have never legally worked in the United States.

More Waste: California Office of New Americans

California State Senator Ricardo Lara, who last year reintroduced the Health Care for All Act that would allow the state’s estimated 2.5 million illegal aliens access to comprehensive health care, is also promoting another costly idea that would further soak taxpayers.

ITIN Regulations Revised: More Favorable to Aliens

Here’s an under-the-radar scandal that should get your dander up. The Internal Revenue Service recently reported that it would abolish the automatic expiration date for aliens’ Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITINs). According to previous IRS guidelines, aliens had to renew the number every five years and file a tax return in at least one of those years.

Congress Refuses to Budge on Illegal Tax Credits for Aliens

I’m filing this Washington Times story – “Illegals Still Get Medicare Benefits, Feds Vow Crackdown, $70M Savings” – in my “I’ll believe it when I see it” folder!

Population Surpasses Economies of Scale

The Chamber of Commerce and trade associations often suggest that economic well-being depends on more growth.

Their stance is dangerously outdated in today’s overpopulated California. Californians can no longer afford to confuse population growth with economic growth while our government goes bankrupt.

Anti-DREAM Act Support from an Unexpected Ally: Ruben Navarrette

A prominent columnist whose beat is immigration recently wrote that illegal alien students who demand Congress pass a federal DREAM Act are acting like “spoiled brats” and “deserve a scolding” because they are “drunk on entitlement.”

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