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.The U.S. Senate is clearly saying that some forms of use of forged documents are acceptable. It's unclear how this would affect someone who's using the SSN of a U.S. citizen where that fraudulent use of their SSN has caused some sort of damage to that citizen.
"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...
Immigration · Fri, 05/19/2006 - 09:47 · Importance: 1