Univision (Spanish)

Activists described as an attack on immigrant children a Republican initiative to eliminate the tax credit that parents are contributing to the treasury without a social security number .

“If the law changes, parents who lack a Social Security number earning $21,000 on average per year, or about $ 10 per hour, will lose an average of $1,800,”  said Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza (NLCR), at a press conference.

“Any restrictions on the Child Tax Credit make it harder for working parents to cover the basic needs of their children and threaten to increase poverty,” said for his part, Wendy Cervantes, vice president of Immigration Policy and Child Rights at First Focus.