Social Security and illegal immigrants

Edward Schumacher-Matos on Social Security and illegals:

  • By 2007, the Social Security trust fund had received a net benefit of somewhere between $120 billion and $240 billion from unauthorized immigrants, representing 5.4% to 10.7% of the trust fund’s total assets ($2.24 trillion) that year.
  • Unauthorized immigrants paid a net contribution of $12 billion in 2007 alone.
  • Roughly two-thirds of unauthorized immigrant workers, or 5.6 million people, were paying into the system in 2007.
  • Few of these contributing unauthorized immigrants are likely to receive anything, ever.

Written by: Harlan York

Immigration Attorney Harlan York is Former Chair, Immigration Section, NJ State Bar Association and Former Co-Chair, NY State Bar Association CFLS Immigration Committee. Mr. York appeared on National Television on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and Primer Impacto on Univision, as well as Telemundo, NBC, and PBS. He was honored as First Ever Immigration Lawyer of The Year in NJ by Best Lawyers.

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