While campaigning for President in Iowa, @gillibrandny said she wants to expand social security to cover illegal immigrants.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 20, 2019
They’ve gone completely mad.
Democratic presidential candidate Kirstin Gillibrand wants to expand Social Security to people living in the United States illegally.
“First, we need comprehensive immigration reform,” the 2020 hopeful and New York senator said during a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa. “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’s comments are striking given her past as an immigration hawk. In 2009, the New York senator voted to increase funding for ICE and once said she believed English should be the official language of the United States.
Under current U.S. law, only legal immigrants are entitled to Social Security benefits after paying into the program for the requisite amount of time.