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    Illegals Granted Social Security

    They are always telling us that Social Security is in bad shape,
    No wonder when they do things like this.

    ILLEGALS granted SS

    Carol Legarra has sent you an article from The Washington Times.
    Carol Legarra's comments: Oh my God!!
    By Charles Hurt
    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

    "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."

    Mr. Ensign was among 44 Republicans and five Democrats who voted to
    block such payouts.

    "It makes no sense to reward millions of illegal immigrants for
    criminal behavior while our Social Security system is already in crisis,"
    said Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican. "Why in the world would
    we endorse this criminal activity with federal benefits? The Senate missed
    a big opportunity to improve this bill, and I doubt American seniors will
    be pleased with the result."

    Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, said it would be unfair to
    deny illegals the benefits.

    "We should not steal their funds or empty their Social Security
    accounts," he said. "That is not fair. It does not reward their hard work
    or their financial contributions. It violates the trust that underlies the
    Social Security Trust Fund."

    Within hours, the vote had become an issue in this fall's elections,
    raised by a Republican challenger to Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan

    "Instead of protecting the retirement security of Americans who are
    earning an honest living and abiding by the laws of our country, Debbie
    Stabenow sided with people who are here illegally and abuse our Social
    Security system," Oakland County, Mich., Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in
    a press release. "Allowing illegal immigrants to use their illegal work
    history as credit towards receiving Social Security benefits shows that
    Debbie Stabenow has forgotten who she is supposed to be working for in the
    U.S. Senate."

    The Senate also yesterday approved an amendment to adopt English as the
    nation's official language, while reversing course from the day before on
    protections for U.S. workers who will face new competition from unskilled
    immigrant labor under the Senate bill. In addition, senators voted last
    night to kill an amendment that would have specified that the guest-worker
    program will not provide visas that would provide a path to citizenship.

    On Wednesday, senators narrowly approved an amendment to require a
    foreign worker to have a job lined up in the United States before applying
    for a green card. The purpose, supporters say, is to ensure that the job
    market isn't flooded with foreign workers. Also, it prevents foreign
    workers from coming to the United States only to wind up unemployed and
    dependent on public assistance.

    But yesterday, the Senate essentially gutted that amendment by allowing
    foreign workers to apply for permanent residency without having a job
    lined up.

    "What that means is that up to 200,000 unskilled workers a year would
    become eligible for a green card, regardless of economic conditions,
    regardless of whether that worker has been actually employed for four
    years, and most importantly, regardless of whether there are unemployed
    U.S. workers available to fill those jobs," said Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican.

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    Go ahead and give them SS, but then arest them for using false identification, forgery, etc. Oh, and lets not forget to check what they paid in taxes against what they said they paid.

    Oh, and another thing. They say they will not give criminals/felons amnesty (citizenship) then all of them who paid into Social Security will not be entitled to citizenship.

    This is just insane....The whole situation is just inside out.
    <div>"You know your country is dying when you have to make a distinction between what is moral and ethical, and what is legal." -- John De Armond</div>

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