(Washington) The economic stimulus legislation under consideration in Congress will provide rebates to a reported 111 million taxpayers, some who are illegal aliens.
Under the plan passed by the House, illegal immigrants who qualify as "resident aliens" and earned a minimum of $3,000 would be eligible for rebates of between $300-$600, FOX News has learned.
Only those illegals who have been assigned an Individual Tax Identification Number that allows them to file income taxes would be eligible. Resident aliens are defined as people who spend a "substantial" amount of time in the U.S. and have not been deported.
The provision has irked illegal immigration opponents, who say the assigning of TINs and collection of taxes from illegals sanctions their presence in the country.
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., told FOX News that the bill will certainly stimulate "more illegal immigration."
with Congressman Tancredo. It's ludicrous to expect efforts to reduce border-jumping to be effective when benefits continually increase for those who border-jump.