• F.A.Q. What Does “Executive Action” On Immigration Have To Do With Social Security and Medicare? President Obama set off a firestorm of controversy announcing an ambitious set of “executive actions” to protect illegal immigrants from deportation. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office recently released a report confirming that many of those affected by the policy changes would be eligible for Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of federal benefits. Here ...
  • F.A.Q. What Does “Executive Action” On Immigration Have To Do With Social Security and Medicare? President Obama set off a firestorm of controversy announcing an ambitious set of “executive actions” to protect illegal immigrants from deportation. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office recently released a report confirming that many of those affected by the policy changes would be eligible for Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of federal benefits. Here ...
  • Ask The Advisor: Totalization Agreement with Mexico What is the status of the Totalization Agreement With Mexico? Q:  What happened with the U.S. Social Security Totalization Agreement with Mexico?  Has TSCL learned anything from those Freedom of Information Act requests?  Has this deal gone into effect yet?    A:  The Social Security Totalization Agreement that the U.S. signed with Mexico in 2004 has not gone ...
  • Ask the Advisor: Child Tax Credits Is The IRS Paying Illegals Billions In Child Tax Credits? Q: I recently received an email with a link to a “Tax Loophole for Illegals” video claiming that the IRS had paid over $4 billion in Child Tax refunds to illegal immigrants. Is this an Internet rumor? How can our government give away billions to illegals, ...
  • How “Undocumented” Workers Are Becoming Entitled To Social Security Q: How can illegal immigrants get Social Security? They don’t pay taxes! A: That’s a common misconception. According to estimates from the Social Security Administration’s Chief Actuary, three-quarters of “other-than-legal” immigrants have payroll taxes withheld. Q: How can payroll taxes be withheld if illegals don’t have a Social Security number? A: Immigration law forbids working in this country ...
  • Ask The Advisor: Illegal Workers and Social Security Benefits Q: I understand there is a large problem with illegal workers obtaining Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Suplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits using fraudulent Social Security numbers. Do we have some data verification? A:  There’s a heated debate over the extent to which illegal immigrant workers obtain Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Recently the ...
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