One of the most horrific things most American citizens could face is the theft of their Social Security number, the number which, above all others, identifies them not only as a legal citizen, but is tied to every facet of their lives.
However, according to agency records received by an immigration reform organization, 39 million Social Security numbers have been stolen by illegal immigrants, and the theft was assisted by the fact that Obama stopped the one thing that could have helped catch the illegal act.
Not only is this a horrific crime; the consequences for the person who had their number stolen could be dire. Illegal immigrants, over the course of four years, allegedly stole more than 39 million ‘numbers’ from American citizens, tax records show.
According to the Immigration Reform Law Institute, between 2012 and 2016, nearly 40 million Social Security numbers on W-2 tax forms did not match to the name on the form.
Specifically, the name did not match the name on the Social Security records tied to the SS# filled out on the form.
According to the Immigration Reform Law Institute, this problem is widespread, and there is a thriving “black market” used by illegal immigrants to get their hands on Social Security information.
They use these numbers to get jobs, but eventually, the numbers are also tied to their W-2 forms for taxation purposes.
When the Internal Revenue Service finds out that the information for a filed SS# doesn’t conform to what their records show, or when one person appears to file two separate tax returns for businesses in different parts of the country, they used to send an employer a ‘no match’ letter.
This letter simply said that the IRS reviewed the information on the tax form, and found that the name didn’t match the valid identifying number.
In such a case, it is likely that the employee is using a stolen identification number, not one meant for their use, and employers could fire the employee (or even call various government agencies, as identity theft and fraud is a crime).
However, former President Barack Obama decided that those letter should no longer be sent out.
This decision came directly after the Obama administration announced their ‘Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’ plan, which approved a de facto amnesty for around 700,000 illegal immigrants in the United States.
Experts, including those at the IRLI, point out that for illegal immigrants looking to steal a social security number, those belonging to young children are especially desirable.
After all, an adult is constantly doing things that could cause them to notice that their information has been stolen, even without the ‘no match’ letters.
They could be applying for new jobs, loans, or even just idly checking their credit score and find out that someone else had used their information, after all, to say nothing of attempting to find employment with the government or trying to get a driver’s license or passport.
In some horrific cases, the person who had their identity stolen could even find that there was a criminal record attached to their identifying number, made up of crimes that they didn’t commit and were never aware of.
According to Dale L. Wilcox, the executive director and general counsel for IRLI, the investigation simply shows that there are more issues, which some might call ‘externalities,’ that go along with allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.
The report also shows that, while leftists claim that illegal immigrants are doing nothing wrong by being in the nation without permit, there are nearly 40 million stolen identities being used by people they don’t belong to.
In other words, contrary to what leftists say, experts asserts that being in the country illegally is not the victimless crime liberals claim.
As anyone who’s had their identity stolen knows, it requires a monumental effort to restore one’s life to normalcy afterwards. It can take years of litigation, and tens of thousands of dollars, to fix the damage done by such fraud, and according to the IRLI, more than 39 million people may have to do just that.
Democrats are running on a platform in the 2018 midterm elections that includes calls for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with providing amnesty and even citizenship to the same people who appear to be harming millions of citizens.