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    Dems block GOP bills to verify status, block tax credits to illegal immigrants

    It is time to clean out the nest of snakes in the Senate.
    Dems block GOP bills to verify status, block tax credits to illegal immigrants


    Jun. 26, 2014 5:02pm
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    Senate Democrats blocked Republicans on Thursday from passing two bills that would require companies to verify the legal status of people before they hire them, and stop the government from handing out child tax credits to illegal immigrants.

    Sessions tried to get approval for the two bills after saying illegal immigration is swamping the U.S., which is leading to reduce wages for Americans and higher costs as these immigrants start improperly receiving federal tax benefits.



    He first tried to pass the Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act, sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa.) That bill would require companies to verify whether possible employees are legally able to work in the country.

    But Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) argued that this e-verify provision was in the Senate’s broad immigration bill that passed a year ago, and said Democrats aren’t looking to negotiate passage of sections of that bill.

    “We are not going to take that bill apart piece by piece, as the senator from Alabama suggests,” Durbin said. “I object.”
    Sessions said if the e-verify program can be accepted by Democrats in the larger bill, they should be able to approve it quickly this week.

    “[I]f it’s so good, why don’t we bring it up and pass it now?” Sessions asked. “Why do we have to pass along with it a bill that will double the number of guest workers in the country, and would increase immigration?”

    Sessions then tried to pass the Child Tax Credit Integrity Preservation Act, which would change the law to ensure illegal immigrants cannot receive child tax credit benefits. But Durbin objected again, and seemed to indicate he believes these benefits should flow to non-citizens.

    “I want to make sure that working families with small children have the helping hand of our tax code,” he said. “I want to stop any fraud in any program in our tax code, but I don’t believe this bill is a balanced approach to solving the problem, and I object.”

    That left a stunned Sessions to note that the Treasury Department’s Office of Inspector General has said $4.2 billion in child tax credits were given to illegal immigrants.

    “I am flabbergasted, amazed that we would sit by and $4 billion in child tax credit payments to go out that are not justified,” he said.

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    Thank you Sen. Sessions for the attempt, showing common sense and for working for we taxpayers.
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    Thank you Senator Sessions for a common sense bill that would thwart an enormous amount of illegal immigration and end the extortion of US taxpayers forced to fund this madness. Clearly, Senate Democrats haven't met a US taxpayer they don't want to abuse and force to fund the livelihoods of people who aren't supposed to be in our country to begin with. Why Democrats keep sending people like Durbin and Schumer to the US Senate is almost as big an unsolved mystery begging for cold justice as why Republicans keep re-electing Lindsay Graham.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Thank you Sen. Sessions for the attempt, showing common sense and for working for we taxpayers.
    Yep, Sen. Sessions always seems to be working for us. Honestly, I'm surprised at how persistent he is. Sure wish we had a Congress full of Sen. Sessions'.

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    All of these issues are Democrat issues, Obama is the head of the party and he is a lame duck. We need to start directing the blame where it belongs squarely at the Democratic Party.

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    Sessions/Gowdy 2016

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