Petition circulating to keep social security money out of the hands of illegal aliens
We have just sworn a president into office for a second term. The most important subject that has been on the minds of every American and cabinet member has been gun control. Although that is an important topic, many of the other concerns we Americans seem to have been concerned about have gotten caught in the crossfire and are forgotten.
An email was forwarded to me this morning on a subject that just seemed to go dead in the water: social security. It started out by saying it doesn’t matter if you like or dislike the president, this will affect each and every one of us. Those who have paid into social security may soon lose what we have contributed.
The Senate voted this week to allow illegal aliens access to social security benefits, which should never be allowed. It seems as more laws are put into place, the American dream is becoming a vivid memory . The President needs to veto this bill. It is not right for illegal aliens to come to our country and take what we have worked so hard to achieve. If they want a piece of the pie, why can’t they work for it? First, they need to become a citizen of the United States. Secondly, they should have to work at least 10 years as a citizen with proper documentation.
As it stands now, illegal immigrants are estimated to have received over $7 billion in federal tax credits last year alone thanks to a loophole provision known as the Additional Child Tax Credit. That’s more than quadruple what the payout was four years ago, but the payments have been steadily increasing over the past decade. Though illegal immigrants are prohibited from receiving similar tax credits, a quirk in the law allows them to qualify for the child tax credit. And, it’s a “refundable” credit, meaning recipients can reap the money — with average checks totaling about $1,800 — even if they haven’t paid any taxes. Illegal immigrants can qualify because even people not authorized to work in the U.S. are supposed to file returns with the IRS. If they don’t have a social security number, they are provided what’s known as an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number in order to file returns.
Employers are obligated to ask for a social security number, but they don’t have to confirm it is real. That has led to the printing of millions of false social security cards sold to newly arrived illegal immigrants.
The Social Security Administration notifies employers every year of social security numbers and workers that don’t match up. Employers tell employees they have to get new cards.”And they simply do it all over again the next year with a new number,” said attorney Greg Schell of the Migrant Farmworker Justice Project in Lake Worth, FL.
A false SS card, accompanied by a phony alien registration card — known as a green card — can be obtained for about $200 in Florida, said Jeannie Economos of the Farmworker Association Florida, based in Apopka, FL.
Some immigrant advocates encourage illegal immigrants to save their check stubs in the hope that they one day might be able to claim their social security benefits, but Schell sees that as unlikely.
This is just one of the many programs that we as American’s are not told or familiar about. An email petition is being circulated, and the signatories are requested to email the petition to the White House when it receives 1,500 signatures. Although it is not an official White House website petition, if you see it come across your inbox, will you add your name?
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