Salt Lake City: Help an Illegal Alien Identity Thief and Get a 60% Discount on Parking Fines

Ronald W. Mortensen, Center for Immigration Studies, August 15, 2016

Salt Lake City has long been a sanctuary city–in a sanctuary state. So, it is not surprising that the mayor allows people to pay their “extremely” overdue parking fines at a 60 percent discount in exchange for a $10 donation to (among other groups) Comunidades Unidas, an organization whose nine-person board has two members from a law firm that openly touts its expertise in defending illegal alien identity thieves.

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A key focus of this firm is helping illegal aliens avoid the consequences of the rampant identity theft and forgery–felonies–that they routinely engage in. According to Immigrant Defenders:

By most accounts, there are more than 13 million people in the United States illegally. Nearly all of these people buy fake Social Security numbers, purchase false green cards or use forged driver’s licenses. Most of these documents are purchased with the understanding that the ID or identifying number did not belong to anyone. But this is not always the case. In these situations, using these fake Social Security numbers or driver’s licenses becomes identity theft–which is a felony.

{snip} However, the firm does not encourage illegal aliens to forgo the use of fraudulent, forged documents, even though up to 80,000 Utah children are the victims of illegal alien-driven, job-related identity theft. Rather it offers assistance to those engaged in criminal activities, which parenthetically also includes Social Security fraud, to ensure that they are able to stay in the United States in spite of the harm they do to their innocent, American victims:

Do you know someone who has, or have you yourself, worked on a false Social Security number? Do you know somebody who has been arrested with false documentation? We all have to survive, to live, to eat and to provide for our families. But unfortunately, the consequences of using doctored or someone else’s documentation can be devastating. We have experience defending these crimes in a way that won’t affect immigration status. Trust us to help you.

{snip} Since when has it been the role of government to protect criminals rather than defending the innocent?

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