President Donald Trump was asked by a reporter on Wednesday about the 5 million “undocumented” immigrants who pay taxes (more information below) that are not getting a stimulus check from the government as part of the coronavirus economic rescue package. His answer is great because he says to the reporter that by saying “undocumented,” she means they came in illegally. He wasn’t buying the politically correct term and called her out on it in a very honest and polite way.
“Well, you know, you are saying undocumented, meaning they came in illegally. A lot of people would say that we have a lot of citizens right now that won’t be working, so what are you going to do?”
“It’s a very sad question, I must be honest with you, but they came in illegally and we have a lot of people that are citizens in our country that won’t be able to have jobs.”
At the 1:02:45 point below, President Trump answers the question about the illegals getting stimulus checks:
Illegal aliens who file their taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) instead of a Social Security number have been left out of the stimulus money. They were also left out of the 2008 stimulus.
The report from CNN Business below raises questions about why this has been allowed to happen since 1996:
CNN Business reports: Since 1996, ITINs have been issued by the IRS to individuals ineligible for a Social Security Number — mostly (though not exclusively) because they are immigrants who are undocumented.
In an effort to encourage these undocumented immigrants to file and pay their taxes, the IRS has long highlighted that it maintains a wall of separation from the Department of Homeland Security, which is responsible for immigration enforcement.
“We want your money whether you are here legally or not and whether you earned it legally or not,” IRS Commissioner Mark Everson said in 2007. Even in an era of increased rhetoric about immigration enforcement, federal tax law continues to prevent these taxpayers’ information from being shared for immigration enforcement purposes.
The illegal alien worker’s information isn’t shared for immigration enforcement purposes? So our federal government protects the illegals?
Why is the federal government protecting people who are unlawfully in America? Cheap labor that’s taxable…