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  • Benefit Bulletin: September/October 2016 How Supreme Court Ruling On Immigration Affects Social Security and Medicare The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on immigration has significant consequences for Social Security and Medicare. Changes in immigration policy can affect the revenues received by the programs and the number of people claiming benefits in the future.  The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow ...
  • Supreme Court Decision Expected On Obama Immigration Plan Mary Johnson, Editor The upcoming Supreme Court decision on President Obama’s immigration action could have significant consequences for Social Security and Medicare.  The president’s immigration policy changes would allow an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants, including parents of U.S. citizens or lawful residents, to obtain temporary deferral of deportation, work authorization, and potential access to Social ...
  • Supreme Court Decision Could Have Big Consequences For Social Security and Medicare The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide a case in June that could have far -reaching implications for Social Security and Medicare. The Obama Administration has asked the Supreme Court to reinstate its executive action plan on immigration. The plan would give temporary relief from deportation and work permits to almost 5 million unauthorized ...
  • Benefit Bulletin: December 2015 Why A Border Wall Won’t Fix Future Social Security’s Immigration Problems Even if Congress were to agree on an immigration plan, walls and deportation alone would not solve Social Security’s immigration problem. That’s because about 40% of the 11.5 million undocumented workers living in the U.S., never sneaked in. To the contrary, a six-month tourist visa ...
  • Would Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Help Social Security’s Solvency? By Mary Johnson, Editor When President Obama announced his massive immigration executive action last fall, a White House fact sheet said the actions would “expand the country’s tax base by millions of people and billions of dollars.” Then in a plainly self-contradictory statement, the fact sheet goes on to say that many of the 5 million ...
  • SSA Can’t Estimate Financial Impact Of Illegal Work On Future Social Security Costs By Mary Johnson, editor The fate of President Obama’s controversial executive action on immigration remains tied up in court. The potential long-term financial impact of the actions on Social Security and Medicare remains unknown, and elected lawmakers have been unable to agree to immigration policy changes legislatively. Obama’s controversial executive action would defer the deportation of up ...
  • Two Major Ways Obama Immigration Action Could Impact Federal Benefit Programs A U.S. federal judge has temporarily blocked President Obama’s immigration program that defers deportation for almost 5 million illegal immigrants. Responding to a lawsuit filed by 26 states, the judge did not rule on the legality of immigration orders, but said there was sufficient merit to warrant a suspension of the new program while the ...
  • White House Says Illegal Immigrants Could Receive Social Security, Medicare President Obama recently announced a series of Executive Actions to protect an estimated 4.9 million illegal immigrants from deportation. This month the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service is expected to start taking applications as hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants begin to apply for deportation relief, work authorization, and Social Security numbers. Shortly after the announcement, ...
  • How Thousands Qualify For Social Security With No Social Security Number Month after month, year after year, unbeknownst to most of the public, thousands of people with no Social Security number are receiving Social Security benefits. The beneficiaries don’t qualify for benefits based on their own work record. Eighty-three percent of them don’t even reside in this country. A few of those receiving benefits are even ...
  • White House Action On Immigration Expected President Obama is expected to bypass Congress and make controversial changes to the nation’s immigration system on his own by the end of the year. The time table slipped from last summer when a pushback from outraged voters spurred members of the president’s own party to warn him against taking any risky moves prior to ...
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