Social Security Numbers Given to Illegal Aliens…but Which Ones?

The more than 100,000 illegal aliens who have been granted deferred action through DACA could now  be eligible to receive Social Security numbers.

Or not. No one is really sure, because Social Security Administration (SSA) officials are keeping their lips sealed.

According to a fact sheet SSA posted online for DACA applicants, “if the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants you Deferred Action status and employment authorization, you may be eligible for a Social Security number.” (See SSA Fact Sheet, Sept. 10, 2012; emphasis added)

Aside from this, SSA has offered no further details to DACA applicants—or anyone else—on who specifically qualifies.

Even Members of Congress can’t get answers from SSA, despite being entitled to the information. In November, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) sent a letter to SSA with specific questions about their procedures. (Rep. Gingrey Letter, Nov. 14, 2012) Some of the questions included:

  • What criteria do you use to determine which approved DACA applicants will be awarded Social Security numbers?
  • Under what circumstances will an individual be denied a Social Security number?
  • How many DACA immigrants, to date, have received Social Security numbers?

More than a month later, Rep. Gingrey has yet to receive a response. In fact, the SSA requested two extensions. The first being December 14, which passed last week, and the second request was for an open-ended deadline—in other words, whenever the SSA felt like responding.

Nonetheless, Rep. Gingrey has stood firm on his quest for transparency on the DACA program. “The continued delay is unacceptable,” Rep. Gingrey said in a letter to SSA in response to the extension requests. “There are multiple questions you should be able to answer immediately.” (Rep. Gingrey Letter, Dec. 14, 2012)

If SSA has already started to hand out numbers to illegal aliens, there should be procedures in place that the Administration is following, making Rep. Gingrey’s letters a simple request for information that should not be complicated to send along.

So, why isn’t SSA answering immediately? Are they trying to hide this information from the American public? Or, equally as disconcerting, do they truly not know the answers to the questions? Has the SSA failed at cementing a clear, consistently-followed policy and record-keeping system? Hopefully this isn’t the case, but this also wouldn’t be the first time the government ran with the “leap before you look” strategy.

In either scenario, the SSA’s secrecy from the American people and elected officials is astounding. In President Obama’s own words, “transparency promotes accountability.” (See White House Transparency Memo, Jan. 21, 2009) Who is holding the SSA accountable?

Our government should not be in the business of doling out Social Security numbers to illegal aliens, period. In particular, it should not be doing so pursuant to a program President Obama created by mere executive fiat in direct defiance of federal immigration law.

Comments

  1. avatar Dave Francis says:

    The TEA PARTY will not reduce its bombardment of these twin issues, on both the American Public and Congress as a need to enact “THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” ( H.R. 2885), containing the mandatory E-Verify provision. This is an imperative to remove illegal aliens from the workplace and regenerate millions of jobs to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Nothing difficult about this policy, except that state and federal legislators need to be harshly reminded by the voters that this nation needs to protect its borders and people from further invasion. In conclusion, a far more controversial law is to force the passage of the “BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT (H.R.140). This exceeds every financial illegal immigration welfare program, as this aspect represents not in the hundreds of millions, but hundreds of Billions of dollars? We are supporting other countries poverty, to the detriment of our taxpayers. These billions of dollars should be supporting our own impoverished, not a free education for the children of illegal alien parents or the growing lines of foreigners arriving in our hospitals with their children. The simple fact of one stroke of the pen, the correct number of votes could alter illegal alien children getting instant citizenship because their parents smuggled them into our country or came here undetected in the womb of a mother. If this amendment to the 14th Amendment is not altered the payout for the “foothold” babies of illegal aliens will go on forever, and the costs doubled and tripled. Skilled workers YES! Poverty NO! And NO Amnesty?

    AMERICA DOESN’T HAVE A REVENUE ISSUE, IT HAS A SPENDING ISSUE? PRESIDENT OBAMA GETS HIS VOTES FROM MOSTLY PEOPLE WHO WANT SOMETHING FOR NOTHING, WHILE TAXPAYERS HAVE TO CARRY THE “FREELOADERS”.

    BIG PROBLEMS COMING FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE LIES ABOUT BENGHAZI, SEE THE ROY BECK’S VIDEO AT http://www.teaparty.org/beck-obama-may-go-to-prison-17572/

  2. avatar Jude says:

    A freeze has to be put back on SS immediately as it was origanlly written, this tax was paid by employers and employees. Why should anyone (especially the illegal) benefit when they never paid into it. It is time for the legal citizens and legal immigrants to stand together and let congress and this administration, we will not stand for any more of their liberal crap. Where is our so called news media regarding this and many other issues? I feel anyone of our elected official who do not fight this should be impeached immediately, starting with Obama.

  3. avatar Silvia Mills says:

    Illegal does as illegal Is. His uncle and his aunt were here illegal in Massachusetts.His uncle was caught drunk driving..Obama wants to do everything illegal, because that is all he knows He steals from those that work hard to have money to give to illegals.The Bible says the ones that have to give to the ones that have not, in order to get a blessing but Obama wants to steal it and give it to whomever he wants.That is contradicting one of the commandments thou shalt not steal. He could not be a Christian, he does not read the Bible, just quotes it when he wants something and wants to look good He even sheds tears to look like he cares He does not show Christianity do as I say not as I do. .

  4. avatar Robin says:

    According to the SS website, there are three kinds of social security cards available – one for a U.S. citizen, and the other two described as being given to those “lawfully ADMITTED”. No wonder the SSA hasn’t responded to Rep. Gingery – they’re scrambling to produce #4. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber/cards.htm

  5. avatar dred44 says:

    Well folks now we all can see how to change a Democrat-Republic into a malignant, and unworkable Kingdom under the rule of a less than honest Anti-American of dubious birth, vote for Liberal-Progressive never had a job community action dude, and all his worthless pals. in less than 4 years these dung eating bugs have sicken the people that civilized the world as we know it. I have no use for those that live, or wish to live in the dark ages. To think that all that was needed to defeat this County was enough of you to believe his, and his controllers lies, and the fear of meaning call a racist.

  6. avatar ICE says:

    Does anyone think that BO is giving SS #’s to the mohommedists that he has granted refugee status to and brought them into this country from Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and prepared the way for these people of fighting age to wage Jihad against the American People when asked.
    Remember he wanted a civilian force of people equal to the military in all ways funded and armed etc. So look deeper into what BO,HAJI HILLARY and PANETTA the Evil Trinity is really up to.

  7. avatar Runninbear says:

    Fact:Our government should not be in the business of doling out Drivers license or Social Security numbers to “ILLEGAL ALIENS “..PERIOD. In particular, it should not be doing so pursuant to a program President Obama created by mere executive fiat in direct defiance of federal immigration law.
    I STILL WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE OBAMA GOT HIS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER!
    If all these ILLEGAL ALIENS get numbers they will take jobs from the millions of American workers that actually should have the jobs in the first place,and who have been unemployed for so long that they lose their homes. Obama the great job creator?sarcasm! (created more jobs in Finland and Canada than he has done here.He has refused to sign the Keystone pipeline open up government lands to drill for more oil,he has refused to open the gulf of mexico for drilling since the BP disaster.Now he gives Illegal Aliens ssi numbers .Where does it stop.As long as Obama is in Office it won’t stop!

  8. avatar GORDON says:

    WELL EVERYONE MIGHT AS WELL FACE THE FACTS! THE GREAT COMING LEADER OF THE THIRD WORLD ORDER MR. OBAMA IS GOING TO MAKE SURE YOU LOOSE EVERY THING YOU WORKED FOR ALL YOUR LIFE AFTER ALL WHERE DID HIS SOCIAL SECURITY COME FROM ?
    EVERY ONE THOUGHT THAT HE WAS SUCH A GREAT LEADER AND COMMANDER AND CHIEF THAT THEY VOTED HIM BACK IN TO FINISH HIS QUEST AS THE SUPREME LEADER OF THE WORLD.
    I CAN’T FIND ONE THING THAT HE HAS DONE TO HELP OUT ANY ONE IN AMERICA. HE CAN’T MAKE A DECISION ON ANY THING ! NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS SOMEONE ELSE STEPS IN AN TAKES THE BLAME FOR THINGS THAT WENT WRONG THAT HE HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT EVEN HAPPENED.
    AS FAR AS FACT FINDING HE HAS PEOPLE INVESTIGATING EACH OTHER. NOW HOW DOES THAT WORK? NOT TOO GOOD.
    TO THINK THAT THE VERY PEOPLE WHO ARE PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY CAN NOT PRAY TOGETHER WHATS UP WITH THAT?
    CHILDREN NOT BEING TO HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE IN OUR VERY OWN SCHOOLS WAS A VERY GOOD IDEA BROUGHT TO EVERYONE BY THE ACLU, WHAT A FINE ORGANIZATION THESE PEOPLE ARE IF SOMETHING DOES NOT GO THEIR WAY THEY LOBBY TO BAN IT AND GUESS WHAT THEY GET THEIR WAY!
    IS EVERYONE OUT THERE AFARID OF THE ACLU THEY ARE NEEDLESS USELESS PEOPLE WHO THINK UP THE STUPIDEST IDEAS TO FIGHT FOR ( NO BIBLES IN SCHOOLS,NO PRAYER ANYWHERE ) REALLY WORTH WHILE THINGS TO TIE UP THE COURTS WITH. THESE PEOPLE NEED TO GET REAL JOBS AND STOP THINKING FOR OTHERS.

  9. avatar Ali says:

    So, what’s wrong with those who get work permits under DACA using ITINs? It’s good enough for other illegal aliens. Why not for them? After all, as illegal aliens, they’re not eligible to collect SS even if they get 40 quarters in UNLESS they somehow get legal status.

    • avatar Jude says:

      I agree but only if we the people don’t stand up and fight this administration and Obama. How do we do this anyone know? Maybe get petitions and stand outside a store requesting signers.. I haven’t a clue, our so called elected officials, who are supposed to represent and listen to citizens, have a deaf ear when it comes to us.

  10. avatar Debra Guenterberg says:

    Our hispanic congressmsn are now offering these illegals with these new SSNs jobs in their offices.you must be able to speak spanish and english and you must care about the needs of “immigrants” and want to help them..saw this on Luis G’s site in IL….why is this happening? Now an illegal can get a job in the government when so many Americans are out of work? FAIR you must bring this to the attention of congress and the American citizen!

  11. avatar jbardi says:

    I grit my teeth and clinch my fists when I read all this unfairness!

  12. The Lack of Transparency of SSA on IAs’ SSNs, Doesn’t Surprise Me at ALL

    SSA has been doing nothing against hoards of IAs using stolen SSNs; why rock the boat now?

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