By Jordan Davidson, The Federalist
Democrats want to give illegal aliens $80 billion in handouts through the Child Tax Credit provision included in the massive reconciliation bill that is currently under consideration by Congress.
While Democrats, progressives, and Republicans are still fighting over whether they will pass the expensive social policy bill that grants the administration’s leftist agenda trillions of dollars, an analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies found that illegal aliens in the United States will get $8.2 billion in payments per year if the legislation is passed. Over 10 years, American taxpayers will have paid approximately $80 billion to migrants living in the U.S. illegally.
Illegal migrants previously received funding through the Additional Child Tax Credit, but the new version of this government handout program ensures that “the arrival of any low-income immigrant (legal or illegal) who has a U.S.-born child will have a much larger negative fiscal impact than was previously the case.”
Immigrants, both legal and illegal, are also more likely to qualify for the program and, on average, receive higher payments than U.S. citizens. According to the analysis, the average payment for illegal aliens will be $5,100 while legal migrants are set to receive an average of $4,000 and native-born U.S. citizens will get $4,600.
In the long run, legal migrants are expected to receive a higher share of the money annually, $17.2 billion, but illegal aliens will still benefit greatly.
“Relative to the old ACTC, illegal immigrants with children will be receiving larger payments not only because the program is much more generous for everyone, but also because the old work requirements made it difficult for some illegal immigrants who worked off the books to demonstrate employment,” the analysis explains. “Dropping the work requirement makes it easier for all illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children to access the new program, even those who do not work.”
Over the weekend, demonstrators funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros harassed Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in a bathroom at Arizona State University to demand that she vote for President Joe Biden’s expensive “Build Back Better” plan and the legislation that will give millions of illegal aliens U.S. citizenship. Up until now, Sinema and her Democrat colleague Joe Manchin have staunchly refused to sign onto the $3.5 trillion legislation despite pressure from the administration and congressional progressives.