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GOP to continue push on cutting off child tax credit for [undocumented immigrants]

Children of Immigrants

Washington Times, by Jacqueline Klimas

While it’s clear from the IG report that fraud is taking place, Wendy Cervantes, the vice president of immigration and child rights at First Focus, said 82 percent of the children whose parent files with an individual taxpayer identification number are citizens.

“All we know of are anecdotal instances of fraud, but we know the vast majority of children benefiting from this who have parents filing with ITIN are citizens,” she said. “We know for a fact there are millions of children who do exist who will be harmed if there’s changes in child tax credit eligibility.”