In recent memory, Carlos Montano, an illegal alien, killed one nun on a local highway, in a head on collision. He put two others in the hospital. He was charged with drunk driving. When he was in jail they discovered he had three different names and three different social security numbers. Like many illegals, he planned on collecting three different retirement benefits. Three minimum payments of over $800 a month, will allow him to return to Mexico and live like a king.
This is not a new scam. When I was in high school, I worked nights as a janitor at the Parklawn Building in Rockville, MD. It housed the department of Health Education and Welfare, HEW. At the time, President Nixon needed cannon fodder for Viet Nam and wanted to destroy the economy, to force young men into the military. (Cf Professor Milton Friedman, who advised Nixon and warned him not to pursue the policies he started) So Nixon flooded the country with aliens from south of the Rio Grande. I remember one fellow who was so brazen, he signed up each night under two different names and was assigned to two different crews. He relied on the other illegals to cover for him. (They all played the “No speaka da English game) Eventually, one of the supervisors discovered the subterfuge and he disappeared into the night, only to take up the game working somewhere else. This was forty years ago. The scams these aliens run on Social security have been gong on at least that long. Congress has known about it for at least forty years. They’ve done NOTHING to stop it. Instead, a whistle blower has recently revealed the IRS is paying out millions in cash rebates to these people because they are claiming dependent children, nieces and nephews, who live in Mexico and have never been in the USA. Many of these people are getting tax credit checks of $9,000 each. This kind of scam can’t be run without the cooperation of a corrupt congress.