H.R. 4722 would deny millions children access to the refundable portion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC).

Currently, immigrant parents who are ineligible for a Social Security Number (SSN) pay their taxes using an Individual Identification Number, and are able to claim the CTC and its refundable portion for qualifying children. By requiring a SSN, more than 5 million children living in low-income immigrant families, the vast majority of whom are U.S. Citizens, would be directly harmed.

The CTC and the ACTC were designed to benefit children, and we are opposed to any change in eligibility that would undermine the best interest of children.