Immigration: Top 10 pros and cons

What Are the Solutions to Illegal Immigration in America? 1. Using the Term “Illegal Alien” 2. Amnesty 3. Deportation 4. Mexican Border Fence 5. Civilian Border Patrols 6. Terrorist Threat 7. Economic Burden 8. Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants in the United States Illegally 9. Using State and Local Law Enforcement vs. National Only 10. Border Militarization Weighing Economic Pros and Cons of Legalizing Undocumented Workers (June 5, 2013, PBS) … Continue reading

IG: Billions lost to potential child tax credit fraud

Potential abuse of a popular tax-credit program is costing the government billions of dollars, the IRS inspector general said in findings that may ramp up the debate over undocumented workers getting government benefits. The IRS paid out at least $5.9 billion in improper payments of the additional child tax credit in fiscal year 2013…The IG previously reported that unauthorized workers were a major source of the improper payments…It also noted that its budget has been cut by $850 million since 2010, with 13,000 fewer staff…The $1,000-per-child tax credit is among the … Continue reading