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April 5, 2005

Shoring Up Social Security: One Undocumented Worker at a Time

"Illegal Immigrants Are Bolstering Social Security With Billions," by Eduardo Porter in today's NYT explains how "other-than-legal" immigrants are shoring up the Social Security System. By being forced to use false SS numbers, these workers contribute billions of dollars a year into Social Security and never receive a dime of that money in benefits. It's a disturbing trend in the US - to rely on undocumented immigrants and turn a blind eye to their falsified documents to exploit their labor and rob them of their earnings through taxes that will never directly benefit them. The question is - when will we truly accept that our economy relies on immigrant labor and stop criminalizing the desire to get live the American dream?

Posted by cj at April 5, 2005 1:00 PM

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