Thread: U.S. Immigration policy: When can the president act? / Congress is supposed to legislate - make and pass laws. President executes the laws but having said that...

Congress is supposed to legislate - make and pass laws. President executes the laws but having said that...

It is clear that the immigration problems are not going away unless SOMEBODY acts. So maybe the president should be able to make executive decisions, especially with the vast numbers of aliens here who aren't going away. They work illegally and don't pay taxes when they can't work legally. For that reason alone, they should get work permits conditioned on paying taxes! Everyone should pay taxes if they receive income here. If they don't pay taxes, they should NOT receive work permits. That's MHO.





Re: Congress is supposed to legislate - make and pass laws. President executes the laws but having said that...

Originally posted by Mike

It is clear that the immigration problems are not going away unless SOMEBODY acts. So maybe the president should be able to make executive decisions, especially with the vast numbers of aliens here who aren't going away. They work illegally and don't pay taxes when they can't work legally. For that reason alone, they should get work permits conditioned on paying taxes! Everyone should pay taxes if they receive income here. If they don't pay taxes, they should NOT receive work permits. That's MHO.


I think many would agree with that sentiment that everyone should file a tax return. However you should know that many undocumented aliens with no status actually do file tax returns and pay taxes if owed. Anyone without a social security number can apply for an ITIN which is used to file taxes.

Filing tax returns each year is very important to anyone who may be seeking immigration relief in the immigration court at some point.

-- 5/24/2015 5:19:28 PM: post edited by Admin.





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