Sunday, February 27, 2011

Time to protect American children from illegal alien identity theft

Illegal alien driven, employment-related identity theft is destroying the good names and futures of literally millions of innocent American children, while current federal identity theft law and the IRS and Social Security Administration sit on the sidelines as the number of victims continues to grow.

According to the Social Security Administration, an estimated 75 percent of illegal aliens use fraudulently obtained Social Security numbers to pay payroll taxes. In Utah, employment related identity theft accounts for 16 percent of all reported identity theft according to the Federal Trade Commission.

Based on investigations conducted by Workforce Services and the Utah Attorney General's office, it is estimated that 50,000 Utah children have their identities being used primarily by illegal aliens to get jobs. In 2006, 1,626 employers were found to be paying wages to the Social Security numbers of Utah children under age 13. Identity Theft 911 estimates that over one million Arizona children have had their identities stolen...

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