Illegal immigrants fail to realize, as undocumented people in the United States, their employers may be paying them lower wages. Also, money is usually taken out of one’s paycheck to pay into Social Security and Medicare. Are employers of illegal immigrants doing that?

Even if one wants to claim state or government aid, one must give one’s name, place of residence, etc., to obtain benefits, even a Social Security number.

Also, if anyone works for nonprofit organizations, a church, etc., one cannot “collect” unemployment benefits if one is let go due to merger, or relocating or closing.

Unmarried people co-habitating cannot “collect” anything from their mate since they are not legally married, such as Social Security, widow’s pension, or estate, etc.

People should consider all these things before making choices in life. Many may play now, but will pay dearly later to the detriment of their peace of soul, mind and heart.

Gabrielle DeMoras, Lewiston

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