Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Wants Permanent Underclass, Creates Punitive Tax Code For Immigrants
It's hilarious watching the GOP talk about how they need to improve minority outreach to win elections while on the very same day one of their own basically tells immigrants they can never have a home in America.
This is the slowly unfolding civil war of the Republicans.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has introduced measures that could permanently bar undocumented immigrants from receiving federal tax credits and health care benefits under the Affordable Care Act — even if they achieve legal status through comprehensive immigration reform.
The amendments, which could be offered when the Senate debates the budget later this week, seeks to prevent the undocumented population from qualifying for all refundable tax credits — including the homebuyer credit, the health coverage credit, and the child tax credit. Immigrants would be unable to take advantage of the tax benefits after they earn legal status and seek to ingratiate themselves into American society. They’ll pay the same taxes as others, but would be denied the assistance that their taxes are intended to cover.