IRS Defends Giving Refunds to Illegal Immigrants
In a letter to Congress, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen defended the decision to allow illegal immigrants to get refunds from the agency.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) went “On The Record” tonight to explain that illegal immigrants who get a social security number can go back and apply for a refund through the earned income tax credit. He said this is due to President Barack Obama’s executive order on illegal immigration, calling it unconstitutional and unfair.
“It’s unfair to taxpayers that noncitizen illegals are gonna get this bonus that […] their tax money’s gonna be used for,” he said, adding that this “points to the patent unfairness” of Obama’s action.
Jordan remarked that this is especially unfair to the legal immigrants who entered the country the right way.
Jordan pointed out that this news comes on the heels of recovered IRS emails that officials said could not be found.
“John Koskinen’s got a lot of explaining to do,” Jordan said.
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