Sep 21, 2011

Immigration Politics: E-Verify Program, Designed to Weed Out Undocumented Workers, Threatens Social Security System

AlterNet: "The train of threats to Social Security this year keeps on rolling, this time from the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. The “E-Verify” program threatens to undermine the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the millions of Americans who rely on it. ...

The legislation in question is called the Legal Workforce Act and comes under consideration by the House Judiciary Committee today. The bill is not primarily designed to cut Social Security spending – rather, it is meant to curb the legal employment of every undocumented worker in America. While immigration-related, a mandatory E-Verify program would also cripple SSA by draining limited funding and imposing heavy burdens on one of the most efficient government programs in existence."

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