President Obama’s latest executive actions will officially make illegal immigrants eligible to receive social security payments, and that’s not all. According to Daily Caller, they will also be given credit for time they’ve been working illegally in some cases.
“Under the November 20, 2014, policy memorandum, foreign nationals who receive deferred action status may be eligible for work authorization,” the Congressional Research Service memo states. “As a result, a foreign national who receives deferred action status may be able to have all of his or her Social Security-covered earnings count toward qualifying for a Social Security benefit (all earnings from authorized and unauthorized work).”
This means that any illegal who has paid into the Social Security system will be eligible for payments derived from that system. They will still be eligible even if they used a fraudulent Social Security number, and the benefits they would receive include retirement, disability and survivor payments.
The CRS went on to admit that most illegals would have a difficult time proving that they used a specific, fake Social Security number while working in the U.S. illegally.
“[I]t is unclear how easy it will be for a foreign national to prove that earnings credited to a Social Security number that was not issued to the foreign national (i.e., credits earned while the person was working without authorization) belong on his or her earnings record,” the memo reads.
A GOP aide who provided the memo to the press warned that “the executive amnesty onion has just started being peeled.”
“These benefits programs are in dire trouble,” the aide said, “and they need to be preserved for legal immigrants and American citizens first and foremost.”
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