Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) just announced her idea of acceptable “comprehensive immigration reform” during an Iowa campaign stop, and it includes Social Security benefits for illegal immigrants as well as a pathway to citizenship. Earlier this week, Gillibrand made headlines, arguing, “Immigration is not a security issue. It is an economic and a humanitarian and a family issue.” Current federal law stipulates that only legal residents are eligible for Social Security benefits if they pay into the program. Not a security question? We seem to remember certain immigration problems with student visas issued to individuals who flew some planes into American buildings nearly 18 years ago.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
During a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa, presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said illegal immigrants in America should be allowed to receive social security benefits, along with a pathway to citizenship.
“First, we need comprehensive immigration reform,” the New York senator stated.
“If you are in this country now you must have the right to pay into Social Security, to pay your taxes, to pay into the local school system and to have a pathway to citizenship. That must happen,” Gillibrand said.
Gillibrand also faced scrutiny earlier this week over comments she made during an MSNBC town hall Monday when she said, “Immigration is not a security issue. It is an economic and a humanitarian and a family issue.”