It has long been known that many illegal immigrants had access to fake social security numbers in order to work in the United States, but the total number has not been available until now.
The IRS seems to have been keeping track of the number of illegals using fake social security numbers because it affects Americans who have to explain income they didn’t earn because their number was stolen by illegal immigrants.
The Washington Times reported on the shocking story:
“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 illegal immigrants know they’re being impersonated, the tax agency’s inspector general said in a new report released Thursday.
“But the IRS only manages to identify half of the potentially 1.4 million people likely affected by the fraud in 2015, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in its report.
“This is terrible news for Americans who have to go through this every year. Clearly the IRS knows where the income is coming from so why isn’t anything being done to stop it??”
The more shocking news is the inability of the IRS to do anything about it:
“The IRS knows of 2.4 million people a year who file taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, which is generally given out to immigrants who aren’t authorized to work. But the IRS is not allowed to talk with Homeland Security to help agents identify who and where those taxpayers are.
It is a shame that the IRS is aware of more than 2 million people working illegally in the United States and they cannot do anything to stop it. This is why Trump was successful and why we need him. The federal government allowing illegal immigrants to stay here forever and take jobs from Americans must be stopped.