For Immediate Release
NYIC Responds to Final Trump Tax Bill
New York, NY - Beginning yesterday, Congress voted on the reconciled Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. After revisions were made in the Senate, the House passed the final version before landing on the President’s desk.
The tax bill will cause at least 13 million people to lose health insurance and cause the deficit to skyrocket, destroying the social safety net. The final bill includes new restrictions that will prevent nearly one million immigrant children’s families from receiving the child tax credit, driving many DREAMers and their families into poverty.
The New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director, Steven Choi, issued the following statement:
“This tax scam is detrimental to everyone – including immigrant families. Destroying our health system will drive millions of families into poverty and will prevent the parents of immigrant children from receiving the lifesaving child tax credit. Capping state and local deductions will raise individual taxes, which will affect middle class New Yorkers the most. We will not be defeated and will continue to fight so that all people, regardless of where they were born or how much money they earn, have opportunity and justice.”
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