Decibel (decibel45) wrote,
Decibel
decibel45

Why don't we just give away the farm while we're at it?

Illegal aliens get social security benifits.

But hey, at least there's good news for Ivo!

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.


Edit:
According to Snopes, the vote listed in the article was actually a vote to table an amendment that would have excluded 'contributions' that were made illegally, not a vote on the entire bill. By tabling the amendment, the bill means that illegal aliens can get benefits based on work done illegally. Of course, my solution is to simply make participation in FICA and Medicare optional...

Thanks to nugget for the clarification.


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