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Illegals granted Social Security

June 7, 2010
Washington Times

[Ed. note ~ A blast from the past to remind AZ voters that a leopard NEVER changes his spots!!!]

The Senate voted yesterday to allow illegal aliens to collect Social Security benefits based on past illegal employment — even if the job was obtained through forged or stolen documents.

“There was a felony they were committing, and now they can’t be prosecuted. That sounds like amnesty to me,” said Sen. John Ensign, the Nevada Republican who offered the amendment yesterday to strip out those provisions of the immigration reform bill. “It just boggles the mind how people could be against this amendment.”

The Ensign amendment was defeated on a 50-49 vote.

“We all know that millions of undocumented immigrants pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for years and sometimes decades while they work to contribute to our economy,” said Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican.

“The Ensign amendment would undermine the work of these people by preventing lawfully present immigrant workers from claiming Social Security benefits that they earned before they were authorized to work in our community,” he said. “If this amendment were enacted, the nest egg that these immigrants have worked hard for would be taken from them and their families.”

The story continues …..

One Comment leave one →
  1. Ross Wolf permalink
    June 7, 2010 5:54 pm

    Recently the Obama administration took legal action to stop an Arizona law taking affect that would criminalize employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Apparently Obama is numb to millions of Arizonans and other U.S. Citizens out of work.

    Now Obama wants to block Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law SB 1070 from taking effect in July. Does Obama represent the United States? Should Obama succeed, many Arizonans might believe Obama will have the blood on his hands of the next Arizonan harmed or murdered by an illegal immigrant. Considering this President’s actions not to secure the Arizona Border, has opposed Arizona’s SB 1070 illegal immigration law intended to arrest illegal immigrants law officers lawfully determine are in Arizona illegally; and Obama’s recent legal action to stop Arizona’s law that would penalize employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants, Arizonans might ask, what benefits are there for Arizona to remain a State?

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