Sam Johnson Reintroduces “No Social Security Numbers and Benefits for Illegal Aliens Act”

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Washington, April 23, 2015 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) reintroduced the No Social Security Numbers & Benefits for Illegal Aliens Act.  This bill is in direct response to President Obama’s November 21st executive order that allows illegal immigrants to receive work permits that would then enable them to get Social Security numbers and government benefits.

After reintroducing the No Social Security Numbers & Benefits for Illegal Aliens Act, Johnson made the following statement:

“A majority of Americans oppose the President’s executive amnesty, and for good reason!  It’s unfair to America’s millions of law-abiding citizens who came here legally, and it’s unfair to every hardworking American taxpayer who will now have to pay for these illegal immigrants’ Social Security benefits!  The President is bilking the American people and he’s willfully ignoring our Constitution and way of government.  I won’t stand for it, which is why I continue to oppose his executive amnesty by voting time and again against Obama’s illegal actions.  But I’m also fighting amnesty as Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee through the No Social Security Numbers & Benefits for Illegal Aliens Act.  NO American taxpayer should be responsible for someone else’s benefits when that person broke the law and is not an American citizen.  PERIOD.”

Specifically in response to President Obama’s executive action, the Johnson bill would: 
  • Prevent Social Security numbers from being issued by the Social Security Administration to those made eligible for Social Security numbers by Obama’s executive amnesty.
  • Prevent Social Security benefit eligibility for those made eligible for benefits by the executive amnesty.
  • Deny credit towards earning Social Security benefits during periods when an individual was not authorized to work. 

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