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can an illegal immigrant file for unemployment?>

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Asked by gabrielaca56 at 5:55 PM on May. 7, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Logically, I'd say no. But the way things are anymore, probably.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 5:56 PM on May. 7, 2013

  • and illegal immigrant can't be legally employed, so no. No employment = no unemployment benefits

    HOWEVER, if they were working illegally under a stolen identification, then technically yes - though that will get them caught and in major trouble (and probably deported immediately).

    Answer by daylily888 at 6:04 PM on May. 7, 2013

  • I'm sure plenty of them collect fraudulently. If an illegal immigrant is so uninspired by our immigration laws, what would they find inspiring about our unemployment laws? Laws don't seem to be something they worry about.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 6:05 PM on May. 7, 2013

  • Has his employer been taking taxes out of his checks?
    Does he have a SS number?

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:05 PM on May. 7, 2013

  • If they have not paid into it, there will be nothing there for them.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 6:06 PM on May. 7, 2013

  • Why do you ask

    Answer by Dardenella at 6:10 PM on May. 7, 2013

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:11 PM on May. 7, 2013

  • "Yes, illegal/unauthorized/undocumented32 immigrants generally pay taxes the same way you and I pay them, but usually without access to the benefits that come with being a taxpayer."


    From this site -


    Answer by Ginger0104 at 6:20 PM on May. 7, 2013

  • I hope not.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 7:05 PM on May. 7, 2013

  • No. They're only entitled to humane treatment as illegals but not to the benefits of our government.

    Answer by hellokittykat at 7:35 PM on May. 7, 2013

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