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Thursday, May 18, 2006


Source: yahoonews

Brave members of the Senate today beat back mean-spirited efforts to deny criminal aliens of their unearned benefits...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate blocked an effort on Thursday to limit
Social Security benefits for illegal immigrants who would become permanent residents under a sweeping immigration overhaul being debated by lawmakers. *snip*

The Senate also killed an amendment offered by Sen. John Ensign (news, bio, voting record), a Nevada Republican, that would have prevented immigrants who legalize their status from getting Social Security credit for work while they were illegal.

"Social Security was not intended for people who entered our country illegally," Ensign said.
How dare he? Letting criminals prosper from their crimes is as American as Jenna Jameson!

Luckily a voice of sanity spoke up in the nick of time in defense of our criminal aliens...
Opponents argued that the program collects millions of dollars every year from illegal workers and it would be unfair to deny them credit for those payments.

"Their money sits in the
Social Security Administration waiting to be matched with an eligible beneficiary, and once those workers establish the eligibility, how in all fairness can we deny them the credit for their past contributions? " asked Sen. Edward Kennedy (news, bio, voting record), a Massachusetts Democrat.
The report concluded with this stirring message...
So far the bipartisan coalition pushing the comprehensive immigration bill has beaten back efforts to weaken it.
YAY! Criminals and spineless Senate 1, Americans 0.

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