Originally Posted by Andre1969
I don't know if there's any merit to this, but I've heard a lot of illegals end up getting low-wage jobs with fake ID's and such, and actually do pay into Social Security. But, their intent is to move back to their home country long before they reach retirement age. So many of them are paying into it, but will never collect.
Yes, I've heard this from someone who ran a convenient store. But I guess this is a very small portion compared to the rest. Many small business hire these folks and pay cash (often below minimum wage). By product of this is that they bring down wages for people working legally.
Some years ago, I hired a contractor to do some work on my back yard. He brought two Hispanic men hanging around Home Depot looking for work to do the job. My assumption was that they were illegals. They were not! They have working permit and everything and ended up suing the contractor for unfair wage practice.