Social Security for Illegal Aliens

by Infidelesto on January 5, 2007 · View Comments

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There’s nothing stopping illegal immigrants from coming here illegally, abtaining citizenship through amnesty and systematically requesting Social Security for the time that they worked in the US illegaly.  This makes absolutely no sense, and is just another way to rip off the taxpayers and give more benefits for people breaking law and invading our economy and every day living.

An agreement the Bush administration reached with Mexico on Social Security benefits would allow illegal aliens granted amnesty in the future to claim credit for the time they worked illegally.
    

The deal was reached in 2004 but never released publicly because it hasn’t been submitted to Congress. The TREA Senior Citizens League, a Social Security advocacy group, recently obtained the document through a Freedom of Information Act, and said it confirms the group’s worst fears. 
    

The document is a jumble of definitions and legal language, but a spokesman for the group said what’s important is what’s not in the text: It does nothing to prevent undocumented aliens who later get legal status from receiving benefits for the time they worked illegally. And that comes as the Social Security system’s finances are about to be put under greater strain by the retirement of baby boomers.
    

“If you open up the trust fund to people who have been working in the country illegally for many years, that bankruptcy date can only come sooner,” spokesman Brad Phillips said.

seniors group said the 2004 law also states that if those aliens later get legal status — through an amnesty or some sort of legalization plan such as the one President Bush and the Senate tried to enact last year — they would be able to collect the benefits based on their time as illegal workers.

From the WashTimes

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