Build Back Better would send billions to illegal aliens

Build Back Better would send billions to illegal aliens
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The Democrats’ Build Back Better Act would lavish billions of dollars on illegal immigrants. As Jazz Shaw notes at Hot Air:

Buried deep in the more than 2,100 page long “Build Back Better” act is a poison pill that will turn out to be a serious boon for illegal aliens if it’s passed. Despite objections having been raised to the plan before, one element of the bill would alter the federal tax code by removing the existing requirement for anyone applying for the federal child tax credit to provide the Social Security Number of the child in question. While children born to illegal aliens inside the United States would already qualify, this change means that children brought into the country illegally would also be able to be listed…Considering how many unaccompanied minors have been released into the interior of the United States in just the past year, this must come as excellent news to open borders advocates. (Daily Wire)

“The Build Back Better Act, the massive $1.75 trillion social spending package working its way through the House of Representatives, contains a provision that would remove the Social Security number requirement for the Child Tax Credit.

The provision, which can be found on page 1,647 of the 2,135-page bill, would amend the federal tax code by removing the provision which requires that a child have a valid Social Security number in order to be eligible for any and all tax credits.”

Biden’s $3 trillion ‘Build Back Better’ legislation contains an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, which will encourage more to sneak across our border. Hot Air earlier described the provision:

A provision in the Build Back Better Act provides about 6.8 million illegal immigrants with five-year parole and no threat of deportation. Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas will be allowed to issue parole to certain illegal immigrants.

When the BBB bill comes up for a vote, not today, placed inside the hundreds of pages of text in the $1.75 trillion spending package is a provision that allows Mayorkas to grant five-year amnesty – Section 60001. Illegal immigrants have to file for parole, pay an administrative fee (not disclosed), and submit to a background check “to the satisfaction of the Secretary of Homeland Security,” until September 30, 2031. This only applies to those who entered the U.S. before January 1, 2011.

“Only” those who crossed the border illegally before January 1, 2011, adds up to about 6.8 million illegal aliens. That’s not a small number to be given breathing room to remain in America without fear of deportation. Though, it can be argued that in Biden’s America, no one is being deported if they have been living here for a while. ICE has been told to stand down except in the most violent of circumstances. The new provision includes the requirement that the person has lived in the U.S. since coming here illegally. It allows them to obtain travel and work permits, as well as drivers’ licenses or state identification cards. Breaking U.S. laws pays off, right? They can stay without fear of reprisal, travel, work, and drive, all with U.S.-issued recognition.

The current policy of the Biden administration is parole to qualified illegal immigrants entering the U.S. but this provision allows the same for those who have been here for a decade or longer. Section 60001 prohibits the DHS secretary from revoking parole unless he or she “determines that the individual is ineligible for parole, based on the policies and implementing guidance that were in effect when the individual was initially granted parole.” In other words, the Biden administration is reaching back and providing amnesty (parole) five years at a time.

Biden’s Build Back Better legislation originally had a supposed price tag of $3.2 trillion, which Congressional Democrats are using accounting gimmicks to shrink. But “once stripped of accounting gimmicks…this leviathan’s true, 10-year cost” totaled “$5.9 trillion. That equaled $41,172 for each of America’s 143.3 million taxpayers.”

On Twitter, President Biden claimed that “My Build Back Better Agenda costs zero dollars….And it adds zero dollars to the national debt.”

But even progressive media admitted that claim was false. “All the new spending” means the bill would “add up to closer to $4.7 trillion over a decade,” reported the New York Times. It would increase the national debt, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, by “as much as $4.3 trillion of more debt over the next decade.” While the White House gave its legislation a price tag of $3.5 trillion, it actually contained at least “$5.0 trillion to $5.5 trillion worth of policies.”

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