“IRLI recently filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA), seeking records related to its Obama-era decision to halt sending “no-match” letters to employers. The long-held practice of sending the letters had been used to prevent fraud through the use of stolen Social Security number (SSN) data by illegal aliens and other criminals. A “no-match” letter informed employers and employees, usually in response to an employee W-2 wage report, that the name or SSN reported by the employer did not match a name or SSN combination reflected in SSA’s records.
The FOIA records produced by SSA as a result of IRLI’s lawsuit have shown 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. Additionally, over $409 billion was added to the Earnings Suspense File (ESF), which holds uncredited wages that can’t be correctly matched to SSA’s database. From 1937 to 2005, $519 billion was reported to be sitting in the ESF. In the tax year 2016, that number rose to over $1.5 trillion.” By Immigration Reform Law Institute
The U.S. Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration agreed. His agency released an audit: Individuals Who Are Not Authorized to Work in the United States Were Paid $4.2 Billion in Refundable Credits showing undocumented workers received more than $4.2 billion annually in Additional Child Tax Credits at that time.
You would think this is big news but in fact, the Obama obstruction of Justice Administration once again stopped the government from doing its job!!
It happened because former President Obama stopped the sending of “no-match” letters to employers notifying them the employee numbers do not match their identity.
He made the decision after he gave amnesty to about 700,000 younger illegal aliens.
“The termination of no-match letters has resulted in a thriving black market where illegal aliens can obtain the Social Security numbers of U.S. citizens in order to gain employment. 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.” reported by the IRLI
So Americans are held accountable to the law, yet Illegals not so much. What have our Courts said? Well if you listen to NBC this is what they report Courts: Using another’s SSN not a crime This is very misleading and not the case. The Obama administration just made it impossible to enforce the law!!
Here is a Supreme Court Decision that will have anyone with Common Sense shaking their head. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES What is interesting is it came down to the word “Knowingly” whether the perp knew they were someonelses’ numbers. I ask why? They knew they were not theirs. Seriously this man got off because it could not be proven that the perp knew that they were a real person #. That is how our Supreme Court ruled and all the more reason we need real Constitutional Justices on it!!
“If you use a fake Social Security number, or SSN, and get caught, the penalties upon conviction depend on the charges against you, the benefits you sought to obtain by using the number, and your immigration status. Conflicting court decisions complicate the issue.” according to the Legal Beagle in What Is the Penalty for Using a Fake Social Security Number?
I ask if they are not the persons SSI number how can it not be fraud. We need clean cut laws on this to protect American Citizens. One thing I know is 39 million instances in a 4 year period in America is way too many. This hurts Americans in employment opportunities, This is outrageous and why does the media blackball this?