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What tax money.
Seven billion dollars of it over ten years ghost we illegal immigrants there is a new bill in congress to prevent fraudulent child tax refunds that illegals get in the form of a treasury check.
Represented Kevin Brady from Texas pushing that bill he joins us now from Houston.
I'll I'll get to -- -- bill in a second but first of all I want to know how does the money full Lou.
To the children of illegal immigrants.
Right now we have very of refundable child tax credit which is.
Not just less liability -- -- tax bill it's actually check -- comes from treasury.
These were people whose liability is a tax liability is so low that the government actually sends them help.
Unfortunately about 15%.
Of all the help for these children goes to illegal immigrants.
This loophole costs this as you said about seven and a half.
Billion dollars in the treasury itself has says this is an area fraud.
-- we have to move to close the children themselves may be born in America and full fledged American citizens but is that parents who are illegal and that the ones -- get the check is that correct.
Well not exactly what we require under this.
Closing loophole is that you have a valid Social Security number for your child.
To make sure that your tax dollars actually get to child who's here legally in deserves that help unfortunately right now they're using taxpayer.
Identification numbers those are rife with fraud have nothing do with citizenship so this is a way.
Of insuring our tax dollars aren't siphoned off.
For those -- frankly aren't -- before it so if the child.
All -- the illegal immigrant had a valid Social Security number.
Then -- illegal immigrant parents would still get the check.
On the old bill the child would get that with the child though I always get -- help if -- legal citizen metsu it is is focused on Bartlett says the inspector general tells us.
Is that about 15%.
About seven half billion dollars.
These dollars go to those who aren't eligible into the matter is we don't have enough money to help those that we're trying to help in America this loophole.
Needs to be close to get -- -- submitted this as a bill for to the house I think it's and to what chance of -- process.
Actually Ways and Means Committee voted out two bills to close to fraud loopholes of one deal with Obama -- this one.
With the tax code it is now belong to the house for the next week or two we expect Democrats to oppose it.
On a party line vote it's -- because.
-- a fraud is fraud.
And here we are a week -- most people work feverishly to finish there a tax forms and send their checks Uncle Sam.
We ought to insist that their money be used as a long -- congressman you will be attacked you'll be attacked on the grounds that you are harming children.
-- Well let's say whether there is not enough money -- frankly to help those who deserve it and who the law is targeted to help.
So when it siphoned off for those who were not here legally to those who don't deserve it it's only the -- in the very needy who -- Kevin Brady Republican congressman from Texas as always thanks for joining us now we appreciate it.
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