Saturday, February 02, 2008

Tancredo - Congressional stumulus package is a giveaway to illegal aliens

Former presidential candidate and Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo has criticized the tax package passed by the Democrat-controlled Congress as a 'giveaway' to illegal aliens. Among other problems, the package directs the Internal Revenue Service to issue checks of up to $600 to individuals and $1,200 to married couples, and also offers rebates for any children. The legislation, however, does not contain any provision barring illegal aliens from receiving the checks.

“This package will stimulate one thing for certain - more illegal immigration,” said Tancredo. “It’s just the latest unfortunate example of American workers footing the bill for illegal aliens.”

The bill also allows “Resident Aliens” to receive rebate checks. The Treasury department classifies someone as a “Resident Alien” based on how much time that person has spent in the United States. No proof of legal presence, however, is required.

“A large portion of this money will just be sent back to the home countries of illegal aliens,” concluded Tancredo. “So it might stimulate someone’s economy – just not ours.” The bill was considered under a procedure in the House of Representatives that did not allow for any opportunity to amend the bill to restrict payments to illegal aliens.

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