Rep. John R. Carter (R-Texas) last month introduced legislation in Congress that aims to bar U.S. citizens from receiving Social Security benefits based on wages earned while they were in the United States illegally.
The bill, H.R. 332, would instruct the Social Security commissioner to “recompute all primary insurance amounts to the extent necessary to carry out such amendments.” If passed, the bill would affect only benefits accrued after the date of the enactment of the law.
“If we give millions of illegal aliens Social Security benefits, there is no doubt Social Security will go broke,” said Carter. “Baby Boomers are quickly approaching retirement ... Now is not the time to increase the burden on the Social Security system by allowing the more than 10 million illegal immigrants to receive benefits for the time they worked in our country illegally.”