House Democrats blocked a Republican effort to remove amnesty provisions from President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better $1.75 trillion spending plan.
The motion to keep amnesty provisions in the bill passed 220-210 along party lines.
Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise revealed some of the amnesty provisions in a Twitter post on Thursday.
A primary concerns is that the spending bill would extend the child tax credit to illegal immigrants.
🚨 Dems’ radical spending bill exposed:
Child tax credit for illegal immigrants.
The bill strips current law preventing them from getting the credit—making them eligible for ~$3,000 per child in 2022.
And American citizens are footing the bill. pic.twitter.com/kehuY8FL0k
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) November 18, 2021
“Should President Biden sign his radical reconciliation bill into law, illegal immigrants would be eligible to receive $3,600 per child under age six and $3,000 per child over age six in 2022,” Scalise said in a statement.
“As the country faces a historic surge of migrants attempting to illegally enter the United States, President Biden and Congressional Democrats are throwing gasoline on the fire,” Scalise added.
The amnesty provisions will remain in the bill, but it has not yet been passed. Conservatives will continue to fight the effort to extend more taxpayer dollars to illegal immigrants and resist other leftist measures in the ridiculous spending bill.