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REPUBLICAN SENATOR KELLY AYOTTE ONCE AGAIN TARGETS INMIGRANT CHILDREN WITH TAX HIKES

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By Fernando Espuelas  Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) has an obsession. She has been searching and searching for a way to put the screws on immigrant children. And now she’s on a new path to make low-income immigrant families poorer. Think of Ayotte as a reverse Mother Teresa: Take from the poor and give to the wealthy. Just last month Ayotte put her name on a nasty bill that would have deprived the families of some 5 million American kids — children of undocumented immigrants — of the right to file for the Child Tax Credit when paying their taxes through the IRS's Individual Taxpayer Identification Number system. This has been the hobby-horse legislation of Alabama’s anti-immigrant crusader Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) as he seeks a demographic trip back to the 18th century.
Suprisingly, Ayotte, who is said to harbor national ambitions, picked this nativist legislative project to call her own. In a social media nanosecond, her plans were bombarded by outraged citizens and child-advocacy grou…