Illegal immigrants only have to acquire an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) and they can access billions of dollars in free taxpayer cash. The ITIN unlocks monies meant for working, low-income Americans allowing non-citizens access to federal cash through the Child Tax Credit. This entitles them to $1,000 per child. Unlike the Earned Income Tax Credit, which requires a Social Security Number to qualify. The nine-digit ITIN code was created by non-thinking bureaucrats in 1996 for foreigners who had to deal with the IRS.
So, since 1996 we have been either delinquent in rectifying this loophole or knowingly looking the other way, even as our national debt and unfunded federal mandate has skyrocketed. Our national debt is almost $20 trillion and our unfunded federal mandate is over $100 trillion.
We have veterans and homeless citizens that go without each and every day yet the bleeding hearts of the Progressive Left - hellbent on an open borders policy that would indenture whole demographics to the government dole for generations to come - continue to insist that we allocate hundreds of billions of dollars to foreigners and those here who broke our laws to exist on our soil.
We should really be questioning the priorities and the motives of those who ignore our own only to champion non-citizens and criminals who wipe their backsides on our laws and culture. Yes, we are a nation of immigrants, but going back to the beginning of time and considering the future millennium down the line, all nations and regions are transient.
So, today, we should honor our citizenship and our borders...there is time enough for global panacea.