Show me an illegal immigrant who is law abiding and I will show you someone who is not working. President Obama disagrees, insisting illegals are working hard so they can have a life like ours:
The result is an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The overwhelming majority of these men and women are simply seeking a better life for themselves and their children. Many settle in low-wage sectors of the economy; they work hard, they save, they stay out of trouble.¹
Does the president understand that illegal immigrants can’t work in the U.S. without authorization no matter how much he wants to keep them here? American citizens seeking a better life have excused robbing banks, embezzlement, selling drugs, and every other crime imaginable to get what they want. If you are an illegal immigrant, you commit identity fraud.
Testimony before a House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement included a claim that 75% of illegal immigrants have fraudulent Social Security numbers.² Whether or not this figure is accurate you need money to eat, and if you want to work you must be an American citizen or you need authorization.
If ICE reports are any indication, identity mills that turn illegal immigrants into Americans are flourishing. Last month we talked about identity theft and vote fraud, and how Voting Follows Citizenship as Our Government Devalues America. ICE does good work at a time when immigrant rights groups, Democrats, and the Obama administration are doing everything in their power to undermine immigration enforcement by portraying illegals as upstanding members of our communities wronged by an unfair system. Here a few excerpts from ICE news releases, part of a list agents add to every day:
9 suspects arrested in HIS probe targeting Fresno-area phony document mills
… special agents discovered and seized hundreds of fraudulent identities in the process of being manufactured, along with numerous document-making supplies, including printers and laminators. In addition, special agents recovered more than $5,000 in cash from the various search locations.³
6 Mexican nationals sentenced for identity theft
The HSI investigation revealed that organization members were creating counterfeit identification documents and Social Security cards using stolen identities.4
Third co-conspirator in driver’s license mill sentenced
According to court documents, Gaitrie and Rajin Latchman would, for a fee of between $2,500 and $3,000, arrange for illegal aliens to obtain a Florida driver license. … As part of their services, the Latchmans would provide immigration and identification documents to the aliens, to present at the DHSMV office.5
Is assimilation by fraud Washington’s final fix for immigration as politicians continue to spread the lie that illegal immigrants are law abiding workers who belong here? Is fraud forgiveness on the way when the political climate is ripe? There can be no such thing as a federal path to citizenship for law abiding illegal immigrants because even amnesty supporting lawmakers include background checks in their bills that would likely screen out the majority of illegals. If legislation is ever passed that rolls out the red, white, and blue carpet that ends in American citizenship, it will be a sorry bunch who shuffle down its length to claim their prize. The rest will be living, working, and enjoying the better life that comes with being an American, because their identities say they already are.