Can a Tax Plan Address Illegal Immigration in the US?

Based on a recent Gallup Poll, “Fifty-three percent of Americans, a new high, say it is extremely important for the government to take steps this year to halt the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S. Fewer, 43%, but also a new high, say it is extremely important to develop a plan for dealing with illegal immigrants already in the U.S.” (LINK)

So, Can a Tax Plan Address Illegal Immigration in the U.S.?

Short answer: YES!  Not only CAN a tax plan Address the issue, a plan has already been created that can address it.

Long answer: Tax consumption. Our current tax system exempts nearly 20 MILLION Illegal Immigrants every year. Why? Because it is based on income. Illegal Immigrants don’t report income so their income is not taxed. The ONLY taxes that Illegal Immigrants pay under our current system are state and local sales taxes – which we ALL pay whenever we buy something. But state and local sales taxes are a small portion of the total taxes you or I pay on a daily, weekly, monthly, or annual basis. The majority of the taxes you and I currently pay are through income. The less Illegal Immigrants pay, the more we have to cover their costs; and the more Illegal Immigrants there are, the more money we have to shell out.

BUT! There is a solution. Tax consumption and reward LEGAL U.S. citizens with a rebate of their taxes up to the (HHS) National Poverty Level. Why? Because removing Income Taxes levels the playing field between the poverty level workers and the Illegal Immigrants; and we are no longer “punishing” legal U.S. citizens. There are a few things we MUST buy to survive: food, clothing, and transportation.  Regardless of your legal status, we all have necessities (even if it is just Beer and CheezIt’s). Now, add in the rebate (or “prebate” as calls it) of taxes up to the National Poverty Level for those legal U.S. citizens, and we’re not only promoting U.S. citizenship, we’re punishing those Illegal Immigrants who flock here to suck the life our of our economy.

Now, as long as Illegal Immigrants want to stay in the U.S. – ILLEGALLY that is – they not only have to pay (consumption) taxes, they get to help us legal U.S. citizens fund our Social Security and Medicare systems. Or, when they realize that they’re better off working in their own country, they can leave.

I’m all for LEGAL immigration, but it’s the ILLEGAL immigration that needs to stop. has an answer to the question – a solution to the problem – let’s not ignore it any longer. Join the FairTax, contact your congressmen, make a difference.

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7 comments on “Can a Tax Plan Address Illegal Immigration in the US?
  1. FairTax will go a long way to curbing illegal immigrants from surviving under the table as they do now. But our welfare systems will be more burdened if we do not stop the flow over our borders. We have our troops in Europe protecting their borders, while our own borders go unprotected. The logic of needing the Patriot Act while we allow for the porous borders makes no sense. One has to wonder, with our government destroying our economy by leaving a closed trade tax structure in place and allowing the flood of foreigners in to further draw down on States budgets, we have to ask who the enemy is of our Government or better still, where is our greatest enemy coming from, without or from within? FairTax will set the stage for our waking to how much the federal government is taking of our property as an exclusive tax will be printed on each receipt, making for a cry to find the Constitution and use it.

    • fairtaxer says:

      I agree, George. I often wonder if the Gov’t is intentionally trying to overburden our own system to watch it crack under the pressure they are putting on it. Although it can’t do it on its own, the FairTax would certainly be a forward step in trying to alleviate the pressure from the borders. Thanks for the comments!!

  2. Executive Summary
    This report estimates the annual costs of illegal immigration at the federal, state and local level to be about $113 billion; nearly $29 billion at the federal level and $84 billion at the state and local level. The study also estimates tax collections from illegal alien workers, both those in the above-ground economy and those in the underground economy. Those receipts do not come close to the level of expenditures and, in any case, are misleading as an offset because over time unemployed and underemployed U.S. workers would replace illegal alien workers.”

    The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers by Jack Martin, director of special projects and Eric A. Ruark, director of research.

  3. Dave Francis says:


    The IRS reported it has issued 10.8 million ITINs (Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers), with a very few being used by celebrities for book signing, foreign investors and whatever other reason? So at the most must leave roughly 10 million illegal aliens as heads of household that have arrived in violation of the law, hired as an infringement of the law, and using ITINs to skirt the law, since the program began in 1976. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration on Thursday released an account, unveiling that the Internal Revenue Service, returned $4.2 billion dollars in refundable tax credits 2010 to illegal aliens. Using IRS ITIN numbers so illegal aliens are paying into the US taxation system, but are collecting in ‘earned income child tax credits,’ most of this money back. An illegal alien cannot qualify for a legitimate Social Security number, to file income tax returns, so they use the ITIN number issued by the IRS.

    This questionable program was intended to assuage that tax burden on the lowest American income earners, but in recent years has shown to be rife with fraud. President Obama’s stimulus program included tax cuts for low-income workers. Obama’s intention was, to put cash back into taxpayers’ hands, so they will spread it around to heighten the economy. But thanks to the (EITC) Earned Income Tax Credit, the majority of this “tax relief” will go to individuals who have never paid anything in taxes—NOT A DARN CENT—and have already defrauded prior administrations and today’s government in massive sums each year—to Illegal aliens. .” We the taxpayers are the gullible idiots who pay for their squatting here. The Inspector General said that the IRS should require those claiming the credit to prove that they are actually eligible to work here legally? However, IRS management “claims” that they have no legal power to request any proof with the inspection of individual income tax forms. A copy of the Inspector General’s report can be found here:

    Click to access 201141061fr.pdf

    An IRS audit showed that 72 percent of tax returns filed by those using (ITIN) taxpayer identification numbers and not a Social Security numbers claimed the child tax credit. Nearly all ITIN-based returns include W-2 forms that list Social Security numbers, belong to U.S. citizens, IRS data shows. Foreign Nationals use the stolen or fabricated Social Security numbers to gratify the employment necessities of businesses. In violation of the law, the ITIN numbers have also involved in using the IRS number as Identification to open bank accounts and obtain driver’s licenses and to vote.

    Illegal aliens as well as Americans are cheating the rest of the taxpayers, with Mothers filing under their Maiden name for perhaps two children, then the Father filing for the same two children as a different tax return under his family name and both receiving child refund tax return dollars. Of course, as always this is just the tip of the iceberg on fraudulent returns.
    The federal government is fleeced by sending tax checks to P.O. boxes and addresses in foreign countries.

    Frosty Woodbridge wrote for News with Views:

    “Your U.S. Congress participates in and supports one of THE most fraudulent taxpayer abuse schemes ever concocted within the Federal Government. It’s time the administration put its foot down rather than allow millions of unlawful immigrants to step onto American soil—while soaking billions out of the U.S. Treasury.

    Since the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) became part of the income tax code in 1975, it has quietly become the largest cash transfer program in the United States. At a cost of more than $44 billion per year, EITC spending dwarfs that of the traditional welfare program—Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)—and food stamps combined. More than 23 million households currently receive the credit.

    Edwin Rubenstein exposed one of the most dramatic tax frauds ever on the American taxpayer: “Defrauding the American taxpayer,” Volume 19, Number 3, spring 2009, Social Contract, “The Earned Income Tax Credit and Illegal Immigration – A Study in Fraud, Abuse, and Liberal Activism.”

    “More than one in four immigrant households received the EITC in 2000—nearly twice the 13.2 percent rate of house-holds headed by Native Americans. And because immigrant households are larger via higher fertility, their EITC payments are larger than those received by native households.

    “Bottom line: Immigrants accounted for about 13 percent of the U.S. population in 2008 but receive an estimated 26 percent of EITC benefits—about $12 billion.”
    The most distressing aspect of EITC stems from unlawful immigrants tapping into the program on a massive scale. For example, in Greeley, Colorado this year, district attorney Buck Young raided a tax filing agency to find over 1,000 fraudulent returns by unlawful workers. While they paid little or nothing in taxes, they received hundreds of thousands in bogus returns, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. That same scam multiplies all over the country.

    “Tax relief” goes to people who never paid a cent in taxes, and may have already defrauded the government of huge sums each year. “EITC scams are common, well-organized, and massive,” Rubenstein writes in the report. EITC ranks second out of 57 government programs in fraudulent payments.

    “But enthusiasm for the credit has blinded policy makers to its problems. The EITC program is dominated by fraud. Year after year about one-third of all EITC returns are based on illegal multiple returns, phony Social Security numbers, or claims of non-existent children or spouses. A disproportionate share of illegal alien households receives the benefit.

    “For most poor families, the tax credit check is the largest single sum of money they will receive during the year. Most receive it after filing income taxes. But some need the money immediately, and they can get it—for a price. A niche financial sector thrives by lending EITC recipient’s immediate cash in return for a hefty chunk of their credit check. The cost to the poor of these so-called Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs) has been estimated at 6 percent of the entire EITC program.

    The EITC is the most illegal-immigrant friendly of poverty programs; illegal immigrants constitute a far larger share of the poverty population now.

    Implication: The EITC is a textbook case of unintended consequences. Our economic meltdown may be among them.”

    There is only one cure for the corruption in federal agencies and that is joining the TEA PARTY. Thousands of fraudulent programs will be exposed and billions of dollars will be saved. This confronts the rot that has entered the Democratic and the Republican parties, and the astronomical deficit that America is suffering from. Read some unrevealed evidence at Judicial Watch, that is a legal non-profit, being There the opposite to the Communist backed ACLU; a panderer to the illegal alien invaders. In addition, NumbersUSA gives you in depth analysis of costs to taxpayers and insider news from Congress. Lastly, the controversial website of “American Patrol” gives you one-click Bridging editions to the nationwide media, where the truth prevails. It is no wonder that millions of illegal aliens can send $46 billion dollars a year to families, via foreign banks?

    1. Remember illegal aliens do vote in federal elections, and we all need to contact our politicians, to either issue an official to scrutinize voter rolls, or specifically absentee ballots.
    2. ISSUE a mandatory federal ID card, for all Americans.
    3. Make illegal entry punishable as a felony, not a civil offense.
    4. Build the real 2006 Double border Fence.
    5. The TEA PARTY will not tolerate illegal immigration or any form of amnesty, including Sanctuary cities, dream acts or covert enactments by disguising Immigration Reform.
    6. The TEA PARTY will support Arizona, Alabama, Georgia and other states against any retribution by the Democratic or Republican establishment.
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  4. FairTaxer says:

    Related Article: The Underground Economy – Illegal Immigrants and Others Working Off the Books Cost the U.S. Hundreds of Billions of Dollars in Unpaid Taxes

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