It is bad enough that millions of illegals are breaking our laws just being here, but one problem that is rarely talked about is the identity theft that many of these illegals engage in so they can illegally get work in the U.S. A recent report finds that there have been up to 39 million cases of identity theft in just the last four years alone.
This sort of crime may seem unimportant to some — and it is certainly not as bad as the murders, rapes, and drug dealing many of the illegals engage in — but ID theft costs this nation billions of dollars annually.
Recently Breitbart Radio interviewed executive director of the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) Dale Wilco who had the facts on ID theft:
If each fraudulent Social Security Number user submitted only one W-2 form a year under a fake identity, this still amounts to nearly ten million individuals using stolen identities of American citizens. There are more than 12 million illegal aliens currently living in the United States.
Wilcox said American children are the most vulnerable to illegal aliens stealing their identities and using their Social Security Numbers to work in the country.
“Studies have found that it affects children the most because see illegal aliens prefer to use children’s’ Social Security Numbers because your child … won’t apply for a loan for years, so the illegal aliens probably won’t be caught for decades possibly,” Wilcox said.
“A lot of Americans are being harmed by this. These poor kids, when they go to get their first school loan or car loan, they’ve got criminal histories … and bad credit,” Wilcox said. “This is not a victimless crime.”
You can hear the entire interview below:
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