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Flashback: Obama Blocked Immigration Reform for 8 Years

Posted by FactReal on January 30, 2013

Via Breitbart.com:

As Breitbart News has previously reported, Obama spent eight years preventing any attempt at sensible immigration reform. As a Senator in 2005-6, he sat in on meetings about the legislation only to demand changes on behalf of the unions. Later, he helped kill a second attempt in 2007, sponsoring amendments designed to damage the bill’s prospects and cast a decisive vote against a guest worker program that sunk the effort.

Not once in his first term–not even with full control of Capitol Hill, and a brief filibuster-proof majority in the Senate–did President Obama propose immigration legislation, a violation of an explicit campaign promise. He also made immigration more difficult for skilled workers, both through enforcing rules against foreign hiring by TARP recipients and through failing to expand H1-B visas. Obama did, however, make a hostile, aggressive speech in El Paso, TX in 2001 attacking Republican reluctance on immigration reform and accusing his political opposition of racism for wanting tougher border security.

In 2012, after presiding over aggressive deportations of illegal immigrants for nearly four years, and with a close election looming, President Obama announced a new executive decision to stay the deportations of “Dreamers.” The decision was in direct defiance of Congress, which had failed to pass a Democrat-sponsored Dream Act, which would have rewarded illegal immigrants who completed a degree or served in the military.

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Rubio’s Immigration Amnesty: Proposal, Analyses, News (PDF)

Posted by FactReal on January 28, 2013

RUBIO’S PROPOSAL FOR AMNESTY
Republican Senator Marco Rubio joined RINO’s and liberal senators to unveil today their immigration reform plan to provide instant legal status to millions of illegal aliens and to secure a path to citizenship. Below is the text of their proposal:

Transcript: PDF
Title: Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Proponents:
“Gang of Eight”
Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), John McCain (R-AZ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Date: January 28, 2013
Site: ●http://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/files/serve/?File_id=00daf60a-7c1d-432c-a9f2-551ad13fc929
ANALYSES, NEWS
- Mark Levin: Amnesty won’t help the GOP win elections. Here’s why. (Audio)
- Ten Facts Conservatives Must Know on Immigration Reform
- Why Even Consider a “Path to Citizenship” for Invading Criminals?
- Suicidal GOP senators join open-borders Dems for Shamnesty Redux
- Mexico’s Constitution and their Harsh Immigration Laws
- Many Mexicans Believe the Southwestern U.S. belongs to Mexico
- Mexico Deports Cubans after Beating and Requesting Extortion Money from them

- Dictionary: ILLEGAL ALIEN = A Foreigner who has Entered a Country Unlawfully
- Illegal Immigration Costs $113 Billion to US; Illegals Pay only $13 Billion in Taxes
- Illegal Aliens Intimidate GOP at House Immigration Hearing Chanting ‘Undocumented And Unafraid’ (Video)
- Flashback: Obama Blocked Immigration Reform for 8 Years
- Armed Mexican Smugglers Still Crossing the U.S. Border, NBC Reports (Videos)

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Illegal Aliens Got $4.2 Billion from IRS in Tax Credits

Posted by FactReal on September 2, 2011

IRS GIVING INCENTIVES TO ILLEGAL ALIENS
This is why illegal aliens file income tax reports…to get free money in the form of tax credits from the IRS. A recent audit of the IRS procedures found that an individual claiming the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) receives a refund even if no income tax was withheld or paid. No wonder so many people around the world want to enter the United States any which way they can.
The Washington Post summarizes the findings of the audit:
  The Internal Revenue Service allowed undocumented workers to collect $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits last year, a new audit says, almost quadruple the sum five years ago.

Although undocumented workers are not eligible for federal benefits, the report released Thursday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration concludes that federal law is ambiguous on whether these workers qualify for a tax break based on earned income called the additional child tax credit.

Taxpayers can claim this credit to reduce what they owe in taxes, often getting refunds from the government. The vagueness of federal law may have contributed to the $4.2 billion in credits, the report said.

The IRS said it lacks the authority to disallow the claims.

Wage earners who do not have Social Security numbers and are not authorized to work in the United States can use what the IRS calls individual taxpayer identification numbers. Often these result in fraudulent claims on tax returns, auditors found. [...]

Changes to tax law are partly to blame for the explosion in refunds for additional child tax credits in recent years, auditors found. Before 2001, filers needed to have three or more children to qualify — and to owe more Social Security taxes than earned income credits.

But those requirements have been eliminated and the allowable refund for each child doubled. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 also made the refund easier to get, auditors found.

 
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AUDIT REPORT
Read the audit report here or here.

  • Many individuals who are not authorized to work in the United States, and thus not eligible to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN) for employment, earn income in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides such individuals with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to facilitate their filing of tax returns. Although the law prohibits aliens residing without authorization in the United States from receiving most Federal public benefits, an increasing number of these individuals are filing tax returns claiming the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), a refundable tax credit intended for working families.
  • An ITIN does not authorize an individual to work in the United States or provide eligibility for Social Security benefits or the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); however, the IRS currently processes claims for the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), a refundable tax credit, filed by taxpayers with ITINs.
  • Refundable credits can result in refunds even if no income tax is withheld or paid; that is, the credits can exceed the liability for the tax…The ACTC is always the refundable portion of the CTC [Child Tax Credit], which means an individual claiming the ACTC receives a refund even if no income tax was withheld or paid. As with all refundable credits, the risk of fraud for these types of claims is significant.
  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) temporarily increased eligibility by changing the income threshold for calculating the ACTC for Tax Years 2009 and 2010. Prior to the Recovery Act, the ACTC would have been limited to 15 percent of earned income more than $12,550. The Recovery Act changed this threshold to 15 percent of earned income more than $3,000. As such, more taxpayers could claim the ACTC or claim a greater amount. In Processing Year 2010, 2.3 million ITIN filers claimed ACTCs totaling $4.2 billion. The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 extends the increased eligibility through Tax Year 2012. Figure 1 shows the dollar amount in ACTCs paid to ITIN filers over the last 6 years.
  • Claims for the ACTC by ITIN filers have increased from $924 million in Processing Year 2005 (the calendar year in which the tax return was processed) to $4.2 billion in Processing Year 2010.
  • Another reason for the increase is that a significant number of individuals are filing multiple claims to obtain the ACTC for prior year tax returns (e.g., filing Tax Years 2007, 2008, and 2009 returns at the same time)…[N]early 9,000 taxpayers claimed a total of $10,000 or more in ACTCs by filing multiple tax periods.
  • [In] 2010, some individuals had submitted duplicate tax returns for multiple years to multiple IRS processing centers and received ACTC refunds.

The audit concludes, “The payment of Federal funds through this tax benefit appears to provide an additional incentive for aliens to enter, reside, and work in the United States without authorization, which contradicts Federal law and policy to remove such incentives.”

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CARLOS GIMENEZ Voted for Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants (Miami-Dade Mayoral Candidate)

Posted by FactReal on May 17, 2011

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ILLEGAL ALIENS THAT SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN THE U.S.?

MIAMI-DADE COMMISSIONERS VS. THE FACTS
In May 2010, Gimenez joined other commissioners to pass Resolution R-554-10 opposing to the State of Arizona’s immigration law (SB 1070) and urging Obama to begin the process of immigration reform (a.k.a. Amnesty for illegal immigrants.)

The Resolution stated the commissioners were “opposing the State of Arizona’s recently adopted law (Senate Bill 1070) relating to the enforcement of United States immigration laws; requiring, among other things, that aliens at all times carry an alien registration document and providing law enforcement officers with the right to determine the immigration status of an individual upon ”reasonable suspicion” that such person is an illegal alien; and urging the President of the United States and the United States Congress to expeditiously reform the nation’s immigration policy to provide for uniform immigration laws.”

On section 1, they urged “President Obama and the United States Congress to immediately begin the process of reforming the nation’s immigration policy, so as to provide for uniform immigration laws throughout the United States. This Board also urges the Arizona State Legislature to immediately repeal SB 1070.”

The County commissioners passed the resolution by a vote of 12-0:

DID THE COMMISSIONERS READ THE ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW (SB1070)?
ARE THEY FAMILIAR WITH U.S. LAW?

● SB1070 mirrors the federal law that since 1940 requires aliens to carry their documents with them.
For 70 years, federal law has required non-citizens in this country to carry, on their person, the documentation proving they are here legally — green card, work visa, etc.
The U.S. Federal Law: 8 USC 1304(e) states:

Personal possession of registration or receipt card; penalties
“Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to him pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. Any alien who fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction for each offense be fined not to exceed $100 or be imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.”

● Section 2 of the Arizona law (SB1070) specifically states that police, “may not consider race, color or national origin” in making any stops or determining immigration status.
● The concept of “reasonable suspicion” is well established by court rulings. Over the past 4 decades, federal courts have issued hundreds of opinions defining those two words. The Arizona law didn’t invent the concept: Precedents list the factors that can contribute to reasonable suspicion; when several are combined, the “totality of circumstances” that results may create reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed.
● Countries like Mexico have stricter immigration laws than the U.S.

Details here: SB1070 Short Analysis | Read the Arizona Immigration law (SB1070)

SOURCES
http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/legistarfiles/MinMatters/Y2010/101464min.pdf, http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/matter.asp?matter=101464&file=false&yearFolder=Y2010
MORE
More on Carlos Gimenez’s votes here.
RELATED
Info for the May 24th election in Miami-Dade County:
- Other Mayoral Candidates: Biography, donors, record, votes…
- Amendments’ Analysis

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