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By Times Wires
Published October 30, 2007


What will happen to Social Security taxes paid by illegals who are using fake Social Security cards?

- Jeffrey Morgan

Social Security officials estimate about 7-million undocumented immigrant workers are paying as much as $7-billion a year in Social Security taxes and will never collect any benefits. That money goes into an "earning suspense file" and is factored into the government's projections on long-term solvency of the fund.

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