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Stop the Tax Hike on Immigrant Families!
January 31, 2012Don't Balance the Budget on the Backs of Working Immigrant Families
Call Senator Carl Levin and Tell Him to Save the Child Tax Credit for Immigrant Families -- 202.224.6221
Right now, Congress is debating how to balance the budget. There are lots of ways to do it-- cutting back on unnecessary programs, are asking those who have done very well to pay their fair share.
Instead, Congress is thinking about raising taxes on low-income immigrant families. That's right-- Congress is trying to eliminate the child tax credit for anyone who pays their taxes with a Taxpayer ID Number, rather than a social security number. That means working immigrant families who are doing the right thing are going to be punished with a higher tax bill.
Congress shouldn't balance the budget on the backs of working immigrant families.
Call Senator Carl Levin and tell him to make sure that immigrant families remain eligible for the child tax credit: 202.224.6221
Our Senator Carl Levin is a member of the negotiating team. He needs to hear from his constituents right away.
Please take a moment TODAY to call Congress. It's incredibly important.
Thanks for all you do--
Ryan Bates, AIR (Alliance for Immigrants Rights & Reform Michigan