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Meme Distorts Gillibrand’s Immigration Idea

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has not proposed giving Social Security benefits to “illegal aliens,” as a popular meme claims. She wants to overhaul the immigration system to give individuals in the U.S. illegally a way to become citizens and collect benefits after paying into Social Security.


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At a in Davenport, Iowa on March 19, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, one of who have announced they are seeking

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