East Meadow, L.I.: To Voicer Ronnie Deckert: Your claim that illegal immigrants receive assistance from social programs is false. In 1996, President Clinton signed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, which forbids them from receiving welfare, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP (food stamps) and disability income (SSI), and now includes the Affordable Care Act. So instead of needlessly worrying about us “paying” for illegal immigrants, worry about us paying billions of dollars in corporate welfare subsidies, which hurts small businesses and on average costs each taxpayer about $2,500 a year. Richard Skibins