More Than a Half Million Social Security Numbers Issued to Illegal Immigrants Granted Amnesty

Caroline May, Breitbart, April 14, 2015

The Obama administration has issued more than half a million new Social Security Numbers (SSN) to illegal 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.


[SSA Acting Commissioner Carolyn] 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.

“We would only issue SSNs to these individuals if DHS began to accept and adjudicate applications and grant work authorizations and documentation evidencing such authorization,” Colvin wrote in the letter dated April 10.

SSN are a key factor in accessing tax benefits such as Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs. Colvin asserted that none of the individuals had applied for and received benefits through those 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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  • Cliven Owens

    La bienvenida a los Estados Unidos de mis amigos!

    • propagandaoftruth

      Them Mexicans are expensive.

      • John Smith

        “Cheap” labor always is.

    • listenupbub

      To be precise, it is not really Mexicans who are immigrating illegally these days, it is the Central Americans. And that is much much worse than Mexicans. Mexico has sapped enough of America’s wealth already to be a decent country, in general.

      • phillyguy

        Also samalians and every other turban and burka wearing trash.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Pulse numero uno for espanol, dos for ingles.

      • Cliven Owens

        Votar por Hillary 2016!

      • Lexonaut

        Remember Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs?

        Uno! … Dos! … One, Two, Three, Quatro!

  • Luca

    Looks like Ann Coulter is right. The Left is absolutely destroying America.

    • Jason Lewis

      Cutting off their nose to spite their face. They don’t seem to get it.

      • Guest


  • Bossman

    If an illegal immigrant is granted amnesty then such a person is no longer an illegal immigrant but a future citizen. “Illegal immigrant” is not an incurable disease; it is a temporary condition and if those illegal immigrants are young, in a few years no one will ever know that they were once illegal.

    • listenupbub

      Not another inscrutable comment by the Bossman!

      WTF are you even getting at?

      • Lexonaut

        He’s saying, “Illegal, schmillegal. In a few generations they will have assimilated and nobody will remember — or care about — the details of who came from where with or without legal justification.

        I don’t agree — it is the rest of us who are having to assimilate to them — but that’s what he’s saying.

      • Bossman

        Didn’t I speak in plain English? An Illegal immigrant can become a future citizen. What is so difficult about that to understand? It is happening everyday in the USA.

        • listenupbub

          The inscrutable part is not the words, but the purpose of what you said. That is why I asked what you are “getting at.”

          Everyone here knows that amnesty can happen, it goes without saying.

          On second thought, it seems that you really didn’t understand that we all know what amnesty is…

    • stedman holder

      You are a professional idiot, the same as your illiterate family members streaming across the border.

    • Hammerheart

      Yep. Someone driving around in a shitty out dated car converted to be a low rider, who is on a host of aid programs with acronyms I can’t even bother to remember while working under the table, speaks exclusively in Spanglish, is illiterate in both English and Spanish, and tries his best to pick up on your kid sister flashing his la eme or Ms 13 tattoos just screams All-American to me. Let’s not forget the constant gang shootouts and drive bys because of the chronic disrespect problem all Barrios seem to have.

      The only people who like these trash people are the libtards who believe anything the TV tells them and progressive politicans desperate for votes.

      • Bossman

        When they become citizens they won’t behave that way or their children will have better opportunities to improve their status.

        • listenupbub

          You should join a comedy club!

        • 李冠毅

          If that’s true, we can say the same for those other non-Whites you love to bash.

        • carriewhite64

          The second generation is usually worse.

    • InAFreeCountry

      The people don’t want them here, but the government is screwing us.

    • ZaphodEpicurus

      Granted? You’ve mistaken the US for a third rate autocracy. Its all illegal. “Granting” amnesty is illegal – they are illegal, will always be illegal. The whole thing is illegal.

      • Bossman

        Law is something that flows from Justice and can always be coupled with Mercy. That is why the churches are generally in favor of amnesty in certain cases.

        • ZaphodEpicurus

          Mercy has nothing to do with this. And neither does “immigration”. It’s going to take a little more slick marketing to pull the wool over my eyes. This whole scheme is an engineered invasion. ANYONE who doesn’t understand that is 1. ignorant, 2. blind, 3. supports the invasion and embraces the deluded notion that “poverty will save us.” As for Law in the US at the federal level it flows from representatives duly elected and legislating within the “pursuance” of the Constitution. Its not a “we can do whatever we’re in the mood to do” kind of thing. The supremacy clause does not give carte blanche to any federal process that does not pertain to the confines of constitutional delegation. And Obama’s little illegal amnesty end run is nothing more than a smoke and mirrors play that only lives because of the widespread ignorance of the electorate that has been dumbed down by failed schools, entertainment addiction, and the ceaseless drum-beat of Big Brotherism.

        • carriewhite64

          Some of the congregations of churches are operating under compassion and mercy. The churches’ leadership, I suspect, are more concerned with recruitment of members with the help of government money.

    • 李冠毅

      Sigh, not again. Why do you keep bashing other non-Whites while trying your best to defend your race? After reading this particular comment, I think I have an idea. Based on this particular comment, you seem welcome to the idea of granting illegal immigrants amnesty and later on, citizenship. But based on your other comments, you seem repulsed by the idea that there are other non-Whites who may be granted the same. I think you want to be allowed to stay in the U.S. and live off its benefits (which includes being paid but not having to work), but you are worried that too much non-White immigration will sap off those benefits.

      You may deny this, but as I said before, if you are genuinely concerned for the well-being of White countries, why not walk the talk and move back to the country of your ancestors? I currently live in my ancestral homeland, and I’m not planning to move away. What about you?

      • Bossman

        My ancestral homeland is Europe and North America. That is all that I know. So-called Hispanics can be a problem but the hordes of East Asia, South Asia and Islam could be a greater problem for the white man in North America.

        • listenupbub

          How are hispanics less of a problem? The hispanic birth rates and crime rates are through the roof!

        • ZaphodEpicurus

          I’m currently visiting Denmark and my advice to them is to keep their country as homogenous as possible. I’ve been here a week or so and I LOVE seeing a 95% homogenous country and I hope they remain smart and don’t swallow the self-defeating multi-cultural crap. I know they fancy themselves liberal, enlightened and educated people (which they are) but they better wake up and realize what an advantage they have. The US is in the process of committing suicide (at the hands of the political class) because of the multi-cultural ideology. Like they say, if you’re not careful you’ll realize what a great thing you had after its lost. The US is already lost and the best thing to do is to prepare for the next phase, which will be separation and dis-union. It’s unfortunate, but the dumbed-down people fell for it.

    • James Hamilton

      It is not their legal status that is the problem, it is their genes.

    • Deep North

      GOOGLE: Mexican Immigration Laws.

  • listenupbub

    Colvin asserted that none of the individuals had applied for and received benefits through those programs.

    And how would you know if they were off the books or using a different SSN?

    • Hammerheart

      the majority of Hispanics are indeed double dipping.

    • Xerxes22

      Carolyn Colvin is one of Eric Holders people. So any thing she says is worth zero. Just another AA appointee.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      Plenty of illegals receive public benefits (welfare) by using their anchor babies’ SSNs. Since anchor babies are legally American citizens, they have their own Social Security numbers and are eligible for every welfare program in the nation, which their parents can take full advantage of with no fear of deportation.

  • phillyguy

    I wonder if they gave a social security number to the drunken Mexican shooting a rifle in Arizona?

    • ekwaykway

      That’s a funny video by the way, great ending.

  • InAFreeCountry

    Just the thought of our once proud country being purposely turned into a third world hellhole by selfish, short-sighted jackals on both sides of the aisle makes my blood boil.

    • ZaphodEpicurus

      Patience, it’s difficult I know, but the time is coming when the separation will begin and there will be a chance to start anew.

      • AmericanRemnant

        The separation of the wheat from the chaff.

    • AmericanRemnant

      Jackals yes, short sighted no. Our demise began in earnest at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Had the November, 1910 ‘duck hunt’ on Jeckyl Island Georgia been interrupted by a squad of lethal commandos the cancer we now experience would never of had a chance to metastasize.

  • Mike Klecko

    These people should be rounded up, their assets seized, and then be deported to an unheated prison in Antarctica.

  • Rob

    Sorry folks, I hate to break it to you. The USA is now DEAD. Nothing can make it come back again. Our enemies have been at work since the end of WW-2 and they succeeded in their efforts in the 60s by corrupting our youth and those dumb youths have taken that poison and spread it to the next generation and it has magnified.

  • Light from the East

    A statistical data shows illegal immigrants from central America comprise of 77% of total number. Even though they have SSNs by Obama, we only assume that they are illegals because the percentage is too high. What Obama did only reinforce the public negative perception toward Hispanics, even some of them came legally.

  • AmericanRemnant

    They should be including in this article a SS# issued in Connecticut to one Harry Bounel in 1890 and currently claimed as their own by one Barry Soetoro aka Barry Soebarkah who currently claims residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C.

  • De Doc

    As we all know and experience, getting money back from the IRS requires us to file and prove we can claim said refund, exemption, credit, etc. This is one of the first instances I’ve heard, where the IRS, normally tight fisted and reticent to give back what it took, seems ecstatic to rain money on folks whose criminal activity got them to the U.S. in the first place. Not only are we told to accept willingly this human debris as legal, but also to smile as they deprive us of our tax dollars.