Wednesday, January 2, 2013

$4.2 Billion was paid to illegal aliens in 2011

... according to the Inspector General of the U.S. Treasury Department.

A report was issued by them on that subject.  It is dated July 7, 2011 (a year and a half ago).  Here is the link to the report.

The money was paid through the use of tax credits.  The following paragraphs were copied from the first page of the report:
Many individuals who are not authorized to work in the United States, and thus not eligible to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN) for employment, earn income in the United States.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides such individuals with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to facilitate their filing of tax returns.

Although the law prohibits aliens residing without authorization in the United States from receiving most Federal public benefits, an increasing number of these individuals are filing tax returns claiming the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), a refundable tax credit intended for working families.

The payment of Federal funds through this tax benefit appears to provide an additional incentive for aliens to enter, reside, and work in the United States without authorization, which contradicts Federal law and policy to remove such incentives.

If the U.S. Congress was serious about reducing our spending, they could start by preventing any illegal alien from receiving any of our scarce financial resources.

Even if Obama said that he would veto this legislation, Congress can and should override his veto.

Any political capital that he thinks he has as a result of his narrow election victory is now gone.  He spent it trying to have his way on the fiscal cliff issue.


This issue is easy to understand.  Barak Obama is politically a Marxist and economically, a communist.  His wife Michelle didn't love America until 2008.

This man was appointed by President Obama to be at the head of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.  Listen to him praise communism in his own words.


What makes you think that our President, his wife, or any one of his top advisers would work very hard to keep this nation strong in any sense of the word, including our economic health and our military security?


June 26, 2017 update

These are the findings of the results of a report dated June 20, 2017 from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
TIGTA identified that IRS processes are not sufficient to identify all employment identity theft victims.  For example, 497,248 victims, who did not have a tax account in Processing Year 2015, were not identified even though identity thieves electronically filed tax returns with evidence that they used the victims’ Social Security Numbers (SSN) to gain employment.  For another 60,823 victims, who have a tax account, the IRS did not update their account with an employment identity theft marker.

In addition, IRS processes do not identify employment identity theft when processing paper tax returns.  TIGTA reviewed a statistically valid sample of 292 paper tax returns filed in Processing Year 2015 by individuals with an ITIN.  These tax return filers reported wages on 150 (51.4 percent) of the returns and attached a Form W-2, Wage and Income Statement, indicating they used someone’s SSN to gain employment.  As a result, TIGTA projects that the IRS did not identify 272,416 victims of employment identity theft for the 685,737 paper tax returns filed by ITIN holders reporting wages in Processing Year 2015.

TIGTA also identified that the IRS does not have processes to identify employment identity theft in the IRS’s Form W-2 perfection processes or to notify the Social Security Administration of the crime when both the victim’s name and SSN are used by an ITIN holder.

These are the recommendations of that Inspector General, because of what he and his agency found when they investigated.
TIGTA recommended that the IRS
  1. develop a process to notify the parents and legal guardians of dependents whose SSNs were misused;
  2. correct programming to ensure that the identity theft marker is placed on all victims’accounts for ITIN/SSN mismatches on electronically filed tax returns;
  3. place the identity theft marker on the accounts of the 60,823 victims;
  4. require ITIN paper tax return filers to attach Forms W-2 to their tax return;
  5. develop procedures to identify employment identity theft on paper ITIN returns and add the identity theft marker on valid SSN owners’ tax accounts;
  6. ensure that the identity theft marker is placed on taxpayers’ accounts when the Taxpayer Identification Number Perfection unit determines an ITIN holder, rather than the taxpayer, earned the income on Forms W-2; and
  7. develop a process to notify the Social Security Administration when ITIN/SSN mismatches involve an ITIN holder using a victim’s SSN and full or partial name to commit employment identity theft.
IRS management did not agree with five of the recommendations.  As a result, actions are not being taken to assist 548,968 victims of employment identity theft.

These are the first two paragraphs of a June 22, 2017 Washington Times story about this report.  The linked page in the first paragraph, which was in their report, is simply a list of their news stories about the I.R.S.
Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else’s legal identity, and the IRS doesn’t do a very good job of letting those American citizens and legal immigrants know they’re being impersonated, the tax agency’s inspector general said in a new report released Thursday.
The theft creates major problems for the American citizens and legal foreign workers whose identities are stolen, and who have to deal with explaining money they never earned.

August 4, 2017 update

These are the first three paragraphs of an August 3, 2017 Fox News story.  The link in the third paragraph was in their story.
Illegal immigrant families received nearly $1.3 billion in Los Angeles County welfare money during 2015 and 2016, nearly one-​quarter of the amount spent on the county’s entire needy population, according to data obtained by Fox News.

The data was obtained from the county Department of Public Social Services -- which is responsible for doling out the benefits -- and gives a snapshot of the financial costs associated with sanctuary and related policies.

The sanctuary county of Los Angeles is an illegal immigration epicenter, with the largest concentration of any county ​in the nation, according to a study from the Migration Policy Institute. ​ The county also allows illegal immigrant parents with children born in the United States to seek welfare and food stamp benefits.