November 2, 2017

Roll Call: Tax ID Used by Immigrants Targeted in GOP Tax Bill

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Meg Wiehe, deputy director at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, said the provision would harm more than 5.1 million children — the majority of whom are U.S. citizens or young “Dreamers” brought to the country illegally when they were children.

“Their undocumented parents are hard-working taxpayers, paying not only state and local taxes as ITEP as documented, but also federal taxes including the payroll tax,” Wiehe said in a statement. “Investing in the economic security of these children through access to the Child Tax Credit recognizes their parents as hard-working taxpayers, helps families pay for basic needs such as food and utilities, and benefits the economy and well-being of the children.” Read more