Republican Tax Proposal Called 'Attack on Immigrant Children'

Story tools

A A AResize


WASHINGTON—Immigrant rights activists are calling a Republican proposal to deny child tax credits to undocumented immigrants an attack on immigrant children, Univision reports.

"Changing the law will take an average of $1,800 out of the pockets of parents who don't have a social security number, who make an average of $21,000 a year or about $10 an hour," Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza (NLCR), said in a press release.

The legislation aims to cut the tax credit to those who use Personal Identification Numbers (ITIN). It would require people who claim the federal credit to have Social Security numbers to prove they are legal workers.