Congressman John Carter of Texas Introduced HR.332 to amend title II of the Social Security Act to deny Social Security benefits to those in the United States illegally. Currently there is a loophole in the act which would allow these individuals to make claims for old-age, survivors, and disability insurance benefits. This includes denial on payroll and self-employment income.
Text of the bill
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide that wages earned, and self-employment income derived, by individuals while such individuals were not citizens or nationals of the United States and were illegally in the United States shall not be credited for coverage under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program under such title.
SECTION 1. LIMITATIONS ON COVERAGE OF INDIVIDUALS BASED ON EARNINGS PAID OR DERIVED BY INDIVIDUALS WHILE SUCH INDIVIDUALS WERE NOT CITIZENS OR NATIONALS OF THE UNITED STATES AND WERE ILLEGALLY IN THE UNITED STATES.
Congressman John Boozman at The Hill who says:
There is no provision in current law to differentiate between SSA benefits earned by legal and illegal immigrants. H.R. 332 is designed to close the loophole in the law that will give the same benefits to unauthorized work done by an illegal immigrant and a legal immigrant who followed the rules and worked hard for the American Dream.