To: Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) and Representative Dave Camp (R-MI)

Keep 5 million immigrant children out of poverty

We urge you not to strip immigrant families of their elibigilty for the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) in order to balance the budget on the payroll tax extension deal.

Why is this important?

In attempts to slash spending, Congress is ready to change the eligibility of families for the child tax credit, and block immigrant families from continuing to take part.

Nearly half of all families who take part in this credit earn less than $25,000 a year, and the average annual credit for each family is about $1,800 — the difference between rent and eviction, healthcare and bankruptcy, and food and starvation for millions of families.

For many it means the difference of living in poverty or not.

Mr. Kyl and Mr. Camp, please, do not balance the budget on the back of 5 million immigrant children.