Serrano Bill to Amend Social Security Act Proof of Citizenship

Rep. Jose Serrano, the Democrat from NY who proposed H.J. Res 15, also put forth another bill — H.R. 211 — on Friday.

This bill proposes “To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to waive the requirement for proof of citizenship during the first year of life for children born in the United States to a Medicaid-eligible mother”.

Govtrack notes, “This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 4, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole”.

So the longtime Congressman who introduced the legislation to amend the Constitution and repeal term limits for President also wants to amend the Social Security Act with regard to citizenship.

What is the point of this legislation? Why is proof of citizenship in this situation not a positive thing? Thoughts?


  1. Dr. Jones says

    No waiver of citizenship should ever be allowed. This is a first step toward allowing illegal immigrants to claim benefits after working here illegally and even using phony Social Security numbers. Meanwhile millions of LEGAL CITIZENS have been cheated out of up to 66% of their EARNED Social Security benefits due to the unfair Windfall Elimination Provision. The Government Pension Offset law often eliminates Social Security benefits altogether for surviving spouses. Of course, Serrano doesn’t care about any of that. He’s too concerned with taking care of the illegals.


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