...One prominent issue we should prioritize is the thousands of cases of illegal immigrants gaining access to taxpayer-funded programs such as Social Security and obtaining benefits that should only go to citizens or those with legal status.A few years ago, the greatest concentration of "No-Match" SSN's was in Illinois--which happens to be the home of quite a few agricultural-products and meat-products companies. Surely, that's just co-incidence. It's likely that many of those "no-match" people are actually Democrat voters. But I digress.
A report from the Immigration Reform Law Institution found that, from 2012 to 2016, there were “39 million instances where names and Social Security numbers on W-2 tax forms did not match the corresponding Social Security records.” A report such as this shows there’s no question that our current laws need to change to preserve the integrity of our Social Security system.
Another report from the Social Security Administration estimated that three out of every four illegal immigrants possess a Social Security number that does not belong to them. That is how they are able to game the system....
...The bill would apply to those without work authorizations, and an illegal immigrant would not be eligible to collect any credits until they have gained legal authorization. This would create a clear incentive for illegal immigrants to stop using someone else’s number fraudulently and to instead obtain a work permit as quickly as possible so they would be able to begin paying into the system legally....The Democrats and the US Chamber of Commerce will fight this bill tooth and nail.
But you knew that.