Forget the ICE. Tax law becomes the new border patrol
Over the next few months, parents will receive hundreds of dollars as the Internal Revenue Service begins paying out the advance child tax credit, providing financial support to families, and tackling child poverty. However, an important group will be left out: parents of undocumented children and some non-national children.
The tax code excludes these parents because of immigration status, although many have spent years in the United States dutifully paying state and federal income taxes, as well as property and sales taxes.