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Unauthorized immigrants pay Social Security tax, won't benefit

December 30, 2011 (1 min read)

"Billions of dollars deducted from paychecks issued to undocumented workers flow to the Social Security Administration (SSA) every year. Those workers almost certainly will never see that money again.  Social Security officials keep a record of wages that do not match up with real names and numbers in their system. The record is called the earnings suspense file.  In 2009, the last year for which figures are available, employers reported wages of $72.8 billion for 7.7 million workers who could not be matched to legal Social Security numbers.  That total hit a record $90.4 billion, earned by 10.8 million workers, in 2007, just before the recession." - Cox News, Dec. 28, 2011.