Friday, May 26, 2006

Senate Taxwriters Put Squeeze on Illegal Aliens Seeking Patriation

Yesterday's Senate immigration bill included provisions reducing access to the Earned Income Credit for illegal aliens and also requiring full payment of back taxes before illegal aliens could have their status changed to temporary guest worker. The tax provisions showed somewhat of a split within Republicans; Jeff Sessions (AL) would have preferred complete elimination of eligibility for illegal aliens on the EIC while John McCain (AZ) thought that the full back tax provision was unduly harsh.


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