January 16, 2020
The Honorable Mo Brooks
5th District of Alabama
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative Brooks,
I am writing today on behalf of the 2 million members of AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens, to offer our support for your bill, H.R. 5577, the “No Social Security for Illegal Aliens Act of 2020.” AMAC believes it seeks to responsibly address critical concerns regarding Social Security benefits.
While the future of Social Security is marked for fiscal uncertainty, it is imperative for Congress to take action to preserve benefits for rightful recipients and to protect the program against potential abuse. Under current law, illegal immigrants that work in Social Security-covered employment and pay Social Security benefits enables wider abuse of Social Security, compromises U.S. immigration laws, and further complicates efforts to achieve fiscal solvency.
H.R. 5577 justly amends Sections 210 and 211 of the Social Security Act, which define “employment” and “self-employment” for Social Security purposes. According to the language of this bill, unauthorized work performed by illegal aliens in the U.S. would not constitute coverage by Social Security, prohibiting them from receiving benefits later in life. This legislation helps to close the gap between Social Security and U.S. immigration rules, ensuring that those who violate immigration laws are not rewarded for their actions. Addressing this crucial inconsistency strengthens the laws of our country and safeguards Social Security benefits for hard-working citizens.
Like many Americans, AMAC remains very concerned about the future of Social Security and the need for entitlement reform. As an organization focused on the concerns of mature Americans, we understand the importance of acting promptly to prevent abuse of these benefits. Additionally, AMAC firmly believes the federal government has a responsibility to seniors and future generations to adopt commonsense proposals to make committed strides toward solvency.
Thanks to your leadership and concern for this important issue. AMAC is proud to support H.R. 5577. A legislative step that will restore accountability within Social Security.
ABSOLUTELY NOT !! I am a CA native and 100% Disabled Veteran who cant even get my OWN SSDI benefits because i haven’t worked full time since 2012 !! REALLY??! that’s because I’m disabled by the VA since 2010 i cant work and if i do they take a certain amount of your benefits. They don’t walk in our shoes the libturd unconstitutional Hearing Judge in San Jose – go figure – couldn’t even say “So help me GOD” for the swearing in – I GOT SWORN IN ALRIGHT by the time I left there ~!! Its time America takes care of her own FIRST then maybe we’ll think about other countries. Their governments need to take responsibility for their own BS I am sick of America taking care of everyone they sure as hell don t do anything for U.S. !! GO PRESIDENT TRUMP !! GOD BLESS YOU AND AMERICA ! What happened to the Presidential Prayer Team that was active during the Tea Party 2008 we were strong and active no ones doing anything in CA that i know of ALSO CHECK OUT MICROSOFT NEWSGUARD AND ELECTIONGUARD – THIS IS CRIMINAL THIS NEEDS TO BE EXPOSED ASAP !! Its their way of securing future elections for the Demo “ratic” “Commi” Party !! Something needs to be don’t about this NOW !! Help AMAC by telling people about it – explain to them what AARP is doing basically supporting illegal immigraiton and the reason people arent getting their SSDI – SSI beinefits its Oboma Socialized medicine my blood boils when i see their advertizements on TV becuaes AMAC cant get the sponsorship becuase its PRO AMERICA PRO CONSTITUTION !! GOD please help U.S. i dont want to live under Communist/Socialist rule and their going to take everything America stands for away like termites/parasites !
My apologies for the length…
I live in California and many large companies are building affordable housing and affordable (lower income) housing for Senior Citizens. And for a fact, 50% of the homeless are seniors on a fixed income, who no longer can afford a one bedroom apartment or rent for $2,000 plus per month.
However, the affordable housing is being filled by illegal or green card aliens; mainly from Iran and China. Nothing against immigrants from either Country, but rules should pertain to all!!! Elderly parent are being brought in to the United States by green card, very wealthy, adult children who know the “ropes”.
They first take their parents to Social Security and apply for SSI receiving FREE at least $1,000 per month for their parent’s rent, they then apply for affordable housing, and their children agree to pay the difference (if there is any) each month. These non-citizens are receiving 1 and 2 bedroom beautiful new apartments for ($900. to $1,300. a month) lower income. The parking garages of these complexes are filled with $80k cars that the parents drive and very expensive furniture. Their children and them have undocumented riches; they could well afford to live on their own or their wealthy adult children could support them.
In the meantime, American elderly citizens are being turned down and forced to live in slummy rooms or on the streets. (One of the biggest culprits is USA Properties.)
HUD and other section 8, low income government entities are closed in California and when they open they give those low cost homes to illegal aliens and green card holders claiming no income; while changing their SS# yearly. I am not sure what other states do about discrimination against American Elderly citizens, but I know Social Security is Federal.
My question is, why does Social Security hand out SSI funds to illegal, non-citizen, and green card carriers. I applied for SSI myself some years back due to disability. I was told NO because I already made enough on my own Social Security. Enough was lower than any apartment rent. Well I went into debt with credit cards just to pay my rent and survive. Now I am able to work again (in my 70’s and how much longer?) and for the first time owing credit cards!! Finding a job is a major problem even though I am capable, and qualified.
I paid into SSI as well as Social Security, why should I go into debt because of non-citizen preference. I can’t receive any government help. Trying to get work is almost impossible because now Social Security has a website where they post our age and birth date along with our Social Security number. This website is open to all corporations and companies. In the past, (before Mr. Clinton), that was not allowed. At one time I was in Human Resources so I am well aware of age discrimination.
All companies today require a Social Security number plus a Drivers License on their applications. Why did that change and who changed it? A social and drivers license in the past was required after an interview and hiring; to check identification. By obtaining those documents on your entry application, the business knows your age before they even meet you. It is impossible to prove that they discriminated against you due to age, because you cannot prove it! Companies will not take an application without a Social Security number and a drivers license; both telling your age.
There will come a time when I can no longer pay my bills and then what happens. Mine is only one of many elderly stories in this nation. What a blemish on America, when their elderly become homeless and people have to work until they drop dead!!! while aliens are reaping our hard worked for benefits!
I have seen the new bills being proposed for Seniors, but!!! with the above company application requests, a senior will not be able to prove age discrimination. The bill should go back 20 years ago and stop companies from applications that show your age; some even ask for your age and state on the application they will not use it against you (Costco). That is ridiculous and unbelievable.
Hopefully AMAC will work for our Seniors and SSI will be only for American Citizens, not for those who never paid into it. Let their wealthy families support them, not hard earned taxpayer monies.
Sorry for the length of this, I just had to say what is real and protect our Seniors. I am for AMAC all the way!!!
Thank you. J. Max
I’m sorry I voted down on this letter. I didn’t know what the plus or minus signs meant, so I tried them both out to see what would happen. But, yes, I totally agree with these letters. I am not a firm believer in “entitlements” but what you work for all your life, you should get back with interest. Dave Ramsey once said that if the government put that money in an interest bearing account we would all be siting pretty. But that just goes to show you how much our illustrious politicians think about we the people. I think we need to get behind Trump and help drain that swamp. Lets Make America Great Again. WHOOOOOOOAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!
The letter above is a start to the conversation but does describe Social Security Benefits improperly! Social Security is NOT an entitlement for those of us who have paid into it for our working lifetime, it should be considered to be exactly what it was created to be (a retirement fund, mandated by law). Actually, if the same monies had been saved and invested it would yield much more than what Social Security provides. Your message also talks about the challenges to Social Security solvency and I believe our message there should be that the government should return the funds that they have “borrowed” from the fund over the years. I don’t believe there would be a problem if that were to occur, but I won’t hold my breath for that.
When I first read your post…I agreed 100% with you on the use of the word “entitlement” to describe Social Security. Yes, some people have a entitlement mentality…but in this case, in a government program use of the word I now understand the way it’s being used. It hasn’t changed my view of how the government keeps raiding the social security pot every time they need money for a short fall in some other program.
My belief on illegal aliens in this country is they should be “entitled” to nothing. If they manage to find work in this country that still doesn’t mean that they receive any benefits. Including a social security number,driver license or tax return. I know several people who have gone through the process of becoming a citizen. They couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishment and to be a citizen of this great country.
Anyway here is the definition I found on line of the word “entitlement”.
ENTITLEMENT | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionarydictionary.cambridge.org/…/english/entitlement
something, often a benefit from the government, that you have the right to have: [ U ] Social Security and Medicare are popular entitlement programs in the US. (Definition of entitlement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press) entitlement