A Thursday report from Breitbart details how President Joe Biden’s long-touted Build Back Better (BBB) deal would allegedly “allow cartels to get taxpayer funds for smuggling more foreign children and youths into U.S. schools, neighborhoods, and jobs.”
According to Breitbart, the payments would come by way of a provision buried inside the $1.7 trillion package that would authorize payments of up to $3,600 annually to the guardians of all children residing in America, regardless of whether the child has a Social Security number or not.
“Act as an incentive”
According to Mark Morgan, the former acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP), the provision would effectively provide “a tax credit for illegal aliens who have children that are in the U.S.”
“Think about that — you can illegally enter our borders as a family, and then you’re going to be rewarded by being paid to have your kid here illegally,” Morgan said in an interview with Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s The National Desk.
“This is going to impact American taxpayers. They just don’t realize their taxpayer dollars are going to continue to give state and federal benefits to millions and millions of illegal aliens here,” Morgan added.
“This is going to act as an incentive for more illegal immigration,” he said, “negatively impacting our border security and impacting every aspect of our nation’s public health safety and national security.”
“Whatever opportunity you create”
Citing unnamed Republican sources, Breitbart said in its Thanksgiving Day report that the provision is unlikely to be removed from the $1.7 trillion domestic spending measure in the Senate, prompting alarm on the right.
One GOP source reportedly asserted that it won’t take long before the cartels that control traffickers and street gangs in the U.S. exploit these taxpayer-funded child tax credits as an additional revenue stream for their illicit activities.
“Whatever opportunity you create for the cartels, they will fill,” the source said.
“Getting rid of borders”
Worse still, one Republican who spoke with Breitbart said Democrats are well aware of this possibility; they just don’t care.
“They know what’s going on,” the source said of Dems, according to Breitbart. “But they know that they can’t say what their true goal is, which is actual open borders with open, uncontrolled migration both ways.”
The source added, “This is a step toward getting rid of borders.”