‘Build Back Better’ Bill Could Cost Taxpayers $10.5 Billion by Boosting Illegal Alien Eligibility for Benefits

By Craig Bannister | November 17, 2021 | 11:43am EST
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It’ll be easier for illegal aliens to obtain billions of dollars of taxpayer-funded benefits, if Democrats’ Build Back Better bill (H.R. 5376) is enacted.

Currently, applicants must provide a valid Social Security number in order to receive benefits – but, that requirement is eliminated if Build Back Better becomes law, The Daily Wire reports:

“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.”

U.S. taxpayers would be on the hook for a total of up to $10.5 trillion in payments to illegal alien children and illegal alien parents with U.S.-born children, Fox News reports:

“Steven Camarota, a Center for Immigration Studies researcher, estimated that eliminating the requirement could result in up to $2.3 billion in additional child tax credit payouts to illegal immigrants.”


“Camarota also estimates an $8.2 billion payout from the expanded child tax credits to illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children.”

Reconciliation would make it even easier for illegal aliens to receive payments next year by eliminating the work requirement, Camarota warned Fox News.

"In addition to dropping the Social Security number requirement, receipt of payments for illegal immigrants is made all the easier because reconciliation also eliminates the work requirement for next year," Camarota said. 

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