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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Illegal Immigrants Get Handouts and Jobs

Just in case Obama’s 5,000,000 new amnestied illegals need spending money, they can collect a special handout from the U.S. taxpayers called EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit), which was designed to help parents who are working to support their families. The IRS Commissioner (John Koskinen), told the Senate Finance Committee on Feb. 3 that as soon as the illegal aliens receive their Social Security numbers, they will be allowed to go back and claim the EITC for up to three previous years in which they worked illegally. And what about the employers who illegally hired these people? They get off scot-free, even though documentation clearly exists to prosecute them.

Meanwhile, these illegals allowed to remain in our country can cash in on free health care plus schooling for their kids, including free lunch, breakfast and even dinner. Of course, they will become eligible for all sorts of America’s generous welfare benefits. This includes food stamps, Obamaphones, Medicaid, WIC, Social Security disability, and dozens of other handouts. 

Most important is that the illegals take jobs away from American citizens. The Obama Administration brags that the official unemployment rate is only 5.6 percent, but that number is misleading because it doesn’t include anyone who stopped looking for work four weeks ago. As many as 30 million Americans are either out of work or extremely underemployed. The 5 million beneficiaries of Obama’s executive action would be added to the already high number of foreigners who enter our labor force each year. They include 1.1 million legal immigrants, 700,000 guest workers on temporary visas, plus roughly a half million work permits which the Obama administration has been handing out each year to various categories of non-citizens who are not eligible for employment under the law. 

It’s no wonder that the Center for Immigration Studies reported last year that literally 100 percent of all net new jobs in the past decade have gone to immigrants and foreign workers. Fewer working-age Americans are employed today than in 2000.

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