Friday, May 19, 2006

Senate Vote Forgives Identity Theft

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) submitted an amendment to the immigration bill. His amendment would prohibit illegal immigrants from getting credit for Social Security purposes while they were working illegally. Many illegal immigrants steal other people's social security numbers. This identity theft creates problems and confusion for legal Social Security participants.

The amendment seems sensible, doesn't it? Nonetheless, the Senate rejected the Ensign amendment 50-49.

Among the opponents of the amendment was John McCain (R-Ariz.), who plans to run for president in 2008.


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