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How Social Security Calculates Benefits Based On Illegal Work

President Obama and House leadership are discussing support of a more “limited approach” to immigration reform.  Under discussion is a plan to grant illegal immigrants limited legal status by providing the right to work in the U.S., but not citizenship. … Continued

Immigration Reform Battle Moves Into New Year

Pressure on Congress is ramping up for immigration legislation that provides a “clear path to citizenship” for an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants. House GOP Members are reportedly working on several immigration bills, including two that would grant some form … Continued

Amendment Would Save Social Security And Medicare Billions, CBO Says

The Senate’s immigration reform bill would make illegal immigrants wait 13 years to gain citizenship, and access federal benefit programs. But it turns out some may benefit sooner. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the impact of the legislation is … Continued

Congress Moving Immigration Amnesty

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that creates a path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. Legislation is now underway in the House. At issue is whether illegal immigrants would be able to receive benefits for Social … Continued

Seniors to Congress: Don’t Pay Social Security Based On Illegal Work!

Alexandria, VA (July 15, 2013) When unauthorized immigrants work under phony Social Security numbers, what happens to their prior earnings’ records when their legal status changes?  The question is important because earnings are the basis for determining entitlement to Social … Continued