Illegal immigrants to be eligible for Social Security, Medicare

Article publisher: 
Fox News
Article date: 
27 November 2014
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

Illegal immigrants who apply for work permits in the U.S. under President Obama’s new executive actions will be eligible for Social Security and Medicare, the White House says.

Under the sweeping actions, immigrants who are spared deportation could obtain work permits and a Social Security number, which would allow them to pay into the Social Security system through payroll taxes.

No such "lawfully present" immigrant, however, would be immediately entitled to the benefits because like all Social Security and Medicare recipients they would have to work 10 years to become eligible for retirement payments and health care. To remain qualified, either Congress or future administrations would have to extend Obama's actions so that those immigrants would still be considered lawfully present in the country.

None of the immigrants who would be spared deportation under Obama's executive actions would be able to receive federal assistance such as welfare or food stamps, or other income-based aid ...and they would not be able to apply for tax credits that would lower the cost of their health insurance...

CAIRCO Notes: All U.S. citizen children born to these amnestied illegal aliens [commonly called Anchor Baby's] can be eligible for "welfare or food stamps, or other income-based aid" on their behalf.