They’re just trolling us now, right? From the Sacramento Bee:
The California state budget could extend a tax break to low-income families of undocumented immigrants.
Assembly Democrats want Gov. Jerry Brown to expand the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit in such a way that people who do not have Social Security numbers can apply for it.
The proposal is meant to help poor Californians recover some of their state income tax. Last year, a household with two children and an adjusted gross income of up to $22,309 would have been eligible for a tax credit. The maximum credit for a family of that size is $2,467, according to the Franchise Tax Board.
The Assembly plan would expand eligibility to people with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers. They’re tax-processing numbers the IRS uses to collect tax from people who do not have Social Security numbers. . . .
A long list of immigrant and social service advocacy groups supports the effort. It could help more than 112,000 immigrant households in the state, according to the California Immigrant Policy Center. Assemblyman Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley, sponsored the bill that Democrats included in their budget proposal.
“Inclusion is really important for the state of California, and when we lock out Californians based on immigration status, it not only sets back families and communities but it really hurts our state,” Gina Da Silva, government affairs director for the California Immigrant Policy Center, said at the May hearing.