IRS defends paying refunds to illegals who never filed taxes

Article CAIRCO note: 
WH November 2014 Press Release stated that under the amnesty, illegal aliens will 'pay a fine and taxes' yet we read here that there is no requirement to pay back-taxes nor a mandate to pay taxes for several years!
Article author: 
Stephen Dinan
Article publisher: 
The Washington Times
Article date: 
2 March 2015
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

The IRS is defending its decision to let illegal immigrants claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes, telling Congress in a new letter last week that agency lawyers have concluded getting a Social Security number triggers the ability to go back and ask for previous refunds.

President Obama’s new deportation amnesty could grant Social Security numbers to as many as 4 million illegal immigrants, making many of them eligible for tax refunds under the Earned Income Tax Credit even for years when they cheated on their taxes, working off the books and refusing to file tax returns ...

Mr. Grassley [Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee ] said that made a mockery of the law, and said he’ll try to write a bill specifically prohibiting it ... 

The tax issue has become one of several flash points over Mr. Obama’s deportation amnesty, which grants tentative legal status, Social Security numbers and work permits to illegal immigrants who qualify ...

But the IRS lawyer’s ruling creates an odd circumstance where illegal immigrants who cheated by not paying taxes before can see if they would benefit from refunds. If they do benefit, they could file, but if they don’t benefit they could continue to avoid taxes for those years ...

Mr. Obama’s new amnesty program does not require payment of back-taxes ...

CAIRCO Research

The White House - Office of the Press Secretary - November 20, 2014

FACT SHEET:  Immigration Accountability Executive Action  [...] creates an earned path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who pay a fine and taxes ...

Also noted in the Press Release:  From 1990 to 2007, the population of undocumented individuals in the United States grew from 3.5 million to 11 million people-