The Washington Examiner put out a story showing the Immigration Reform Law Institute obtained records showing 39 million social security numbers were stolen and used by illegal aliens.
Nearly 40 million Social Security numbers have been stolen and used by illegal immigrants and others to get work, according to agency records obtained by an immigration reform group.
The Immigration Reform Law Institute said that from 2012 to 2016 there were “39 million instances where names and Social Security numbers on W-2 tax forms did not match the corresponding Social Security records.”
The group said that there is a “thriving black market” used by illegal immigrants to get Social Security numbers needed to get a job.
Their report draws attention to a move by former President Barack Obama to stop sending so-called “no match” letters to employers notifying them that numbers used by employees on the wage forms do not match their identity.
The change followed the president’s decision to approve amnesty for some 700,000 younger immigrants let into the U.S. under his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Some of those have been dubbed “dreamers.”
Several groups promoting immigration reform and limitations have shown that illegal immigrants compete with low-income Americans for jobs.
What positive benefit could possibly come out of Obama ordering to stop sending that notification? Honestly. There is zero reason why this would ever be a good thing for the rule of law or the American people.
Identity theft ruins lives. Injecting nearly 40 million illegal aliens into the workforce under the guise of being here legally ruins lives too. It takes away low skilled jobs for American workers and allows these people the ability to suck out social security benefits from the hard working Americans who put the money in there in the first place.
This is also the first citation I’ve seen of the number of illegal aliens being upwards of 40 million. And these are only the ones using social security numbers illegally. How many aren’t using a SSN at all? The MSM kept bandying about that number of around 11 million illegals forever as if illegal immigration stopped altogether 10 years ago. 40 million is roughly 12% of the population. Realistically it’s probably close to 15-20% which is INSANE and not something that can be kept up.
Immigration reform needs to happen immediately. And there needs to be a legal system in place to fast track deportations when they are caught. Why must we go through a long court process for someone who broke into this country illegally, has zero right to be here, and uses our resources and commit additional crimes like identity theft? No. If you are not here legally, are caught committing a crime, you should be deported immediately with no trial. Cut and dry.