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    More than A Half Million Social Security Numbers Issued To Illegal Immigrants Granted

    More than A Half Million Social Security Numbers Issued To Illegal Immigrants Granted Amnesty

    by Caroline May
    14 Apr 2015

    The Obama administration has issued more than half a million new Social Security Numbers (SSN) to illegal immigrants granted amnesty under President Obama’s Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program.

    In a letter to Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ben Sasse (R-NE), exclusively obtained by Breitbart News, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reveals that by the end of Fiscal Year 2014 the Obama administration “had issued approximately 541,000 original SSNs to individuals authorized to work under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy since its inception” in 2012.

    The administration said it did not maintain a count of the number of individuals who applied but were denied an SSN.

    “We have longstanding, rigorous procedures for processing SSN requests. Under out stringent requirements, SSN applicants must present evidence of identity, age, and work-authorized immigration status,” SSA Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin wrote to Sessions and Sasse in response to their March 12 request. “As with all SSN applications, we review the evidence submitted for authenticity, and for non citizens, we also verify immigration and work authorization status directly with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) via an electronic process called the Systemic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program.”

    Colvin further noted that no SSNs had been granted under the Obama administration’s November 20, 2014 expansion of DACA and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) due to a federal district court judge’s preliminary injunction on those programs.

    “We would only issue SSNs to these individuals if DHS began to accept and adjudicate applications and grant work authorizations and documentation evidencing such authorization,” Colvin wrote in the letter dated April 10.

    SSN are a key factor in accessing tax benefits such as Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs. Colvin asserted that none of the individuals had applied for and received benefits through those programs.

    SSNs are also instrumental to getting tax refunds such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and according to the IRS illegal immigrants granted SSNs can claim up to three years of back tax refunds for illegal work. Meaning in a single year an amnestied illegal immigrant could claim up to four years of tax credits.

    According to a recent Congressional Research Service memo, the maximum level of EITC and Child Tax Credits (CTC) that a hypothetical family with three children could claim in the four years from 2011-2014 at the ‘phase-out threshold’ income would be able to obtain $35,521. A family with four children in those circumstances could claim $35,560.

    As of December 31 DHS had approved more than 787,068 DACA applications.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...anted-amnesty/
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    Okay, this whole scenario stinks to high heaven. Under no authority of Congress or the people of the United States, the SSA has become the puppet organization of the White House? The Social Security Administration is governed by laws and a Commission, not the White House, not the President, not even the Executive Branch, only Congress. Until now, I've held out to the fact that the Social Security Administration was our best agency, a mammoth job, done every day, every month, correctly, with very few exceptions. But now, today, it's clear they've run a fowl.

    Congress needs to immediately pass a law that prohibits the issuance of a Social Security number to any foreign person for any reason, only US citizens shall have a Social Security number. This is another reason we need the FairTax. HR 25 in the US House of Representatives and S 155 in the US Senate.
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    Senators Ask Gov’t How Many Illegals Got Social Security — The Number Is Almost Unbelievable


    Pete Kasperowicz

    The Social Security Administration has told Congress that more than half a million illegal immigrants have received new Social Security numbers, under President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive action allowing younger immigrants to stay in the United States and work.

    Obama imposed his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan, also known as DACA, in 2012, and in doing so gave younger illegal immigrants legal protection and the ability to work. More than 600,000 immigrants have applied under the program, and in March, Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) asked how many of these immigrants also received Social Security numbers.

    At the time, they thought as many as 90,000 had received Social Security numbers, but Acting Social Security Administration Commissioner Carolyn Colvin said it was several multiples of that number.
    “By the end of fiscal year 2014, we had issued approximately 541,000 original SSNs to individuals authorized to work under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy since its inception,” she wrote.

    Colvin said her agency did not have any data on how many immigrants might have applied for Social Security numbers who did not get one.

    Colvin said her agency has “rigorous procedures” for processing these requests, and that applicants must show proof of identity and the ability to work. “We will not issue an SSN if an individual has insufficient or unacceptable documentation,” she wrote.

    The two senators also asked how many illegal immigrants have received Social Security numbers under Obama’s more recent immigration action late last year. That action expanded DACA, and created a new program to let parents and legal guardians of legal residents stay in the country and work.

    But Colvin said the answer to that question is, “none,” because a federal court has shut down that program for now. “We would only issue SSNs to these individuals if DHS began to accept and adjudicate applications and grant work authorization and documentation evidencing such authorization,” she wrote.

    Still, her answers will likely draw criticism from Republican opponents of Obama’s actions, since they show that more than half a million illegal immigrants now have access to federal benefits like retirement and disability benefits.

    Critics of Obama’s plan have criticized the plan because low-income immigrants with no net tax liability could gain as much as $3 in Social Security benefits for every $1 they pay into the system, which means Americans will now be subsidizing these immigrants.

    Read Colvin’s letter here:

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015...-unbelievable/

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