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

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Carolyn May
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15 April 2015
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Our American Future
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The Obama administration has issued more than half a million new Social Security Numbers (SSN) to illegal [alien] 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...
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...
SSN are a key factor in accessing tax benefits such as Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income 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....

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The Earned Income Tax Credit and Illegal Immigration: A Study in Fraud, Abuse, and Liberal Activism, Edwin S. Rubenstein, The Social Contract, April 2009. See report and press conference video.