APRIL 24, 2006
American taxpayers should be outraged to learn that two federal agencies, despite having abundant proof of immigration fraud in the U.S. workforce, insist on protecting the violators by refusing to disclose the information under privacy laws.
Readily available on databases of the Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration are the names and addresses of millions of illegal aliens using bogus Social Security numbers, their wage records and the identities of those who hire them. However, the two agencies refuse to share the information with law enforcement officials citing absurd privacy laws that don’t even apply to criminals.
An audit conducted by a newspaper chain discovered that evidence of workplace crimes abounds and is easily available within the two agencies. Examples include a restaurant company that submitted 4,100 duplicate Social Security numbers for workers, another company that submitted 33,000 errant reports in one year and the social security numbers of 2,000 children being illegally used in Utah in one year alone.
Some lawmakers are outraged at the federal government’s negligence in battling illegal immigration. Congressman J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ), who last year introduced a bill to create a new national Social Security card and crack down on employers who hire undocumented workers, said that if the government bothered to look, it could find abundant evidence of illegal aliens gaming our system and unscrupulous employers who are aiding and abetting them.
One blogger, Signal 94, says this is the government’s failure to protect while reminding that the Homeland Security Act of 2002 established broad powers for federal agencies to gather and share information. LinknZona writes that the federal government supports illegal immigration and violates the law in the process.
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