NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Rep. Carolyn Maloney is looking to close a loophole that allows Nazi war criminals to collect Social Security in the United States.
Maloney said she was furious when she read an Associated Press investigation that revealed ex-Nazis who had emigrated to the U.S. under false identities after World War II were still collecting benefits after being kicked out of the country.READ MORE: 'Today, I Can Rejoice': New Yorkers Hit The Streets After Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty In George Floyd's Death
The congresswoman said her legislation would end the gravy train for the war criminals.
“Those who participated in Nazi persecution are ineligible for any federal benefits,” Maloney said. “(The bill) creates a new streamlined process for the attorney general to end Social Security benefits for those who never should have had them in the first place, and this action is long overdue.”
Maloney added that taxpayers should not subsidize those guilty of some of the worst atrocities in human history.READ MORE: Activists Celebrate Conviction Of Derek Chauvin In George Floyd's Death, But Say Fight Is Not Over: 'Tomorrow, We Still Have To Dismantle Systemic Oppression'
“One Nazi war criminal receiving U.S. government benefits is one too many. And the amount in benefits paid could be in the millions,” she said.
The bill is expected to be introduced in Congress next month after midterm elections.
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