Debunked: Being in the country illegally is NOT a victimless crime

In a recent study, the Immigration Reform Law Institute said that from 2012 to 2016 there were 39 million Social Security thefts by illegal immigrants. The main victims of the theft: young children who will grow up and apply for student loans one day and realize their credit has been compromised with mortgages, criminal records and credit cards.

The Washington Examiner has the details:

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 Social Security numbers of young children are especially sought by illegal aliens, as this theft is likely to go undetected for years. As children reach late teenage years and apply for credit for cars, student loans, and other needs, they may find that their credit has been compromised with mortgages, credit cards and criminal records attached to their identities,” said the group.

“This investigation shines a light on the depth of America’s problems as a result of allowing illegal aliens into the country,” said Dale L. Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of IRLI. “It also debunks the idea that being in the country illegally is a victimless crime. Millions of Americans, in many cases children, are having their identities stolen to enable even more criminal activity. Illegal aliens should not reap Social Security benefits that result from the commission of identity theft.”

This “thriving black market” needs to be stopped! How many more children must be victims of Social Security fraud before America realizes illegal immigration is not a victimless crime?

 


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