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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Contact: Jen Talaber 202.225.6063
Rep. Gingrey Presses SSA on Procedures for Deferred Action Recipients

Numbers USA reports: Last month, Rep. Phil Gingrey sent a letter to the Social Security Administration requesting details to how the agency would manage the issuance of Social Security cards to illegal aliens who receive deferred action and a work permit through the Obama Administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Rep. Gingrey asked for a response by November 30, 2012, but has yet to receive one.

"President Obama's directive to circumvent Congress and provide what amounts to backdoor amnesty to nearly two million illegal immigrants raises a multitude of questions, particularly whether this policy allows these individuals to collect federal benefits," said Gingrey. "In this time of economic uncertainty, it is imperative that we account for every taxpayer dollar spent. The Social Security Administration’s refusal to provide answers to even the most basic questions is unacceptable. I remain committed to finding answers, upholding our nation's laws, and working diligently to strengthen the integrity of our borders."

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