CNS News is reporting that an illegal immigrant who stole his baby son’s identity and collected Social Security was granted legal permission to work instead of being prosecuted. See below…
(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. government not only failed to prosecute an illegal alien who stole the identity of his dead baby son—who had collected SSI before he died—but granted the father legal status to work in the United States.
This one-time illegal alien, the Office of Inspector General for the Social Security Administration believes, fraudulently used his son’s Social Security Number for at least three years.
Yet, he was not prosecuted, according to the IG’s office, because his case did not meet the prosecutorial guidelines of the U.S. attorney for New Jersey.
In fact, this case might never have come to light had the IG not launched an audit aimed at uncovering the misuse of children’s Social Security Numbers.
The IG’s office issued its report on this audit–which covered tax years 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010–this March.
One of its findings was that there were 365 dead children whose SSNs reportedly earned wages during the four years audited. “In three cases,” the IG determined, “the earnings were legitimate and earned by child actors who had died.”
But in the other 362 cases, people had misused the SSNs of dead children.
…[This] same illegal-alien father, who was not prosecuted, was “authorized to work in the United States” after 2009—which was after he had been using his son’s stolen identity for at least three years.
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