Friday, January 5, 2007

CNN Lou Dobbs - video:Social Security Benefits for Illegal Aliens After three and a half years of legal battle, details are emerging now about an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico to expand Social Security benefits to Mexican citizens working in the United States. An illegal alien working with a fraudulent Social Security number has been paying into Social Security. Once that worker gains legal status, he can claim those Social Security credits and tap into Social Security benefits. The Bush administration wants Mexico's citizens working in this country to qualify for Social Security payments and, in some cases, illegal aliens will benefit, too. The U.S.-Mexico Social Security Totalization Act will help workers qualify even sooner, in as little as 18 months. Critics say it's a costly giveaway at a time when Social Security's solvency is in doubt. But the Social Security Administration estimates the agreement will cost $105 million for the first years and will have "... a negligible long- range effect on the Social Security trust fund." But there have been concerns for years about this. The Government Accountability Office in 2003 warned, "The proposed agreement will likely increase the number of unauthorized Mexican workers and family members eligible for Social Security benefits." President Bush has not yet signed this agreement and he has no immediate plans to. But under current law, many of these benefits are already available to illegal aliens once they do gain legal status.


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