Ron Paul is worried about the problem of illegal immigration almost to a fault. Ron Paul says that
“One thing is certain: If we subsidize them, they will come. We have rolled out the social services red carpet, so it is no surprise that many from other countries are eager to come take advantage of our very generous system.
We must return to the American principle of personal responsibility. We must expect those who come here to take care of themselves and respect our laws. Not only is this the right thing to do for our overtaxed citizens, but we simply have no choice. We can’t afford these policies anymore. Since we are $60 trillion in debt, there should be no taxpayer-paid benefits for non-citizens.”
So what can be done about it?
Ron Paul continues to propose the Social Security for American Citizens Only Act. The Social Security for American Citizens Act would deny Social Security benefits to non-American citizens or nationals. This law seems like a good idea on the face of it but there is no reason to deny Social Security benefits those who have paid Social Security taxes regardless of their citizenship. We are not subsidizing workers if we pay them Social Security benefits for which they have paid taxes.