This is insane. We all are concerned about identity theft and credit card expenses incurred because of this theft. There is another identity theft that happens strictly for the employment of illegal immigrants. Now, I understand why people are sneaking into our country illegally. NAFTA and the “Corporate Agriculture” have destroyed jobs and shut down the family farms in Mexico. The WalMarts and Monsantos have lowered the income of Mexicans so they come to the US to find better paying jobs. The Bush/Cheney administration turns the other way and won’t address illegal immigration because certain lobbyists and supporters don’t want to pay minimum wage so it’s beneficial to hire illegals and pay them $3.00/hour under the table. The illegals can move up in the pay scale if they get a Social Security number. This allows them to work at places like Burger King for $5.50/hour. To the illegal, this is a big step in pay. Just where do these illegals get Social Security numbers? Well, for $200.00, they can buy one on the streets of Los Angeles. These are Social Security numbers that are stolen and used only to get a job and not to establish credit.
When this happens, it becomes a complicated mess. One Social Security number can have numerous names attached to it. MSNBC explains what can happen here. The IRS has no interest in pursuing the thieves because the money paid into the system doesn’t get spent. It sits in a sheltered fund. Interesting, wouldn’t you agree? And Congress isn’t doing anything about it either.
Contact your Representatives and Senators and have them doing something about this Social Security theft. Because, the first one to collect will be the one to benefit and you better hope that you get to collect before the illegal does otherwise there might not be anything there for you.
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