Skip to comments.ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: Bill would deny state benefits
Posted on 12/12/2006 12:43:44 PM PST by rellimpank
Assemblyman wants proof of legal residency
CARSON CITY -- Newly elected Assemblyman Ty Cobb, R-Reno, said Monday he has requested a bill to prohibit Nevada residents living here illegally from receiving most state benefits, including the Millennium Scholarship for academically qualified high school graduates.
Cobb's measure, now being drafted, would require a Social Security number or some other form of identification showing a person is a legal resident of the country before he or she could gain access to state programs.
Although emergency medical care would not be included in any ban, many other state programs could
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How racist! Not.
Why should taxpayers pay for illegals to get a free ride? We should take all of their benefits away, and deport them back to Mexico, or where ever they came from!
Another bill destined to be struck down by the HIGH courts, George W better put someone on the bench that agrees once in awhile with legislatures..
You are correct. And when the SS Admin notifies you that the Number and Names don't match up that is where the fun begins. You cannot suspend, fire, layoff or affect their job in anyway. All you can do is tell them they need to go to the SS office. You can not ask them about the outcome of their visit.
If the next nominee is to be a Hispanic, then please let it be Emilio Garza, and not Alberto Gonzalez. With the former, we could expect generally good jurisprudence. With the latter, we'd probably be looking at another O'Connor in the best case scenario, and another Souter in the worst.
As to this legislation; if it fails, then perhaps they can put it to a direct vote as they just did in Arizona.
Legislation proposed that is consistent with Common Sense?......PRICELESS !
But that's insensitive to them.
Because our givernment says we have to - that's why! /s
note the misspell of "government" was not intentional, but I did not correct it because, well, it seems more appropriate with the typo.
That's affirmed. I'll bet a steak dinner in the fine print of this bill "some other form of identification showing a person is a legal resident" will include a utility bill or something else equally difficult to obtain.
The rest of the state governments should take note.
--as it says in the article, it is modeled on the Colorado law passed last summer. I haven't kept up with how that is working but do recall it raised some howls from the usual suspects--
There's also the scheme where former Mexican US citizens now back in Mexico rent their valid SSN's to illegals. Read on.
Some Immigrants Are Offering Social Security Numbers for Rent
New York Times 6/7/2005 | EDUARDO PORTER
Posted on 06/06/2005 11:57:25 PM EDT by nj26
Gerardo Luviano is looking for somebody to rent his Social Security number. Mr. Luviano, 39, obtained legal residence in the United States almost 20 years ago. But these days, back in Mexico, teaching beekeeping at the local high school in this hot, dusty town in the southwestern part of the country, Mr. Luviano is not using his Social Security number. So he is looking for an illegal immigrant in the United States to use it for him - providing a little cash along the way. "I've almost managed to contact somebody to lend my number to," Mr. Luviano said. "My brother in California has a friend who has crops and has people that need one."
Mr. Luviano's pending transaction is merely a blip in a shadowy yet vibrant underground market. Virtually undetected by American authorities, operating below the radar in immigrant communities from coast to coast, a secondary trade in identities has emerged straddling both sides of the Mexico-United States border. The number of people participating in the illegal deals is impossible to determine accurately. But it is clearly significant, flourishing despite efforts to combat identity fraud.
"There are people who live in Mexico who take $4,000 or $5,000 in unemployment in the off season," said Jorge Eguiluz, a labor contractor working in the fields around Stockton, Calif. "They just lend the number during the season." The deals also generate cash in other ways.
Most identity lending happens within an extended family, or among immigrants from the same hometown. But it is still a hard-nosed transaction. Illegal immigrant workers usually earn so little they are owed an income tax refund at the end of the year. The illegal immigrant "working the number" will usually pay the real owner by sharing the tax refund.
Since legal American residents can lose their green cards if they stay outside the country too long, for those who have returned to Mexico it is useful to have somebody working under their identity north of the border. "There are people who live in Mexico who take $4,000 or $5,000 in unemployment in the off season," said Jorge Eguiluz, a labor contractor working in the fields around Stockton, Calif. "They just lend the number during the season."
The deals also generate cash in other ways. Most identity lending happens within an extended family, or among immigrants from the same hometown. But it is still a hard-nosed transaction. Illegal immigrant workers usually earn so little they are owed an income tax refund at the end of the year. The illegal immigrant "working the number" will usually pay the real owner by sharing the tax refund. "Sometimes the one who is working doesn't mind giving all the refund, he just wants to work," said Fernando Rosales, who runs a shop preparing income taxes in the immigrant-rich enclave of Huntington Park, Calif. "But others don't, and sometimes they fight over it. We see that all the time. It's the talk of the place during income tax time."
The income tax "refund" is almost certainly generated by Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) fraud, which as a "legal resident" the number renter would qualify to receive, especially if they have have or claim children. The EITC is a "refundable tax credit, which means the IRS will pay it out even if no taxes have been withheld or paid in. So the IRS gives filers who claim the EITC "refunds," even if they have had no taxes withheld. These number renters can claim up to $4,400 for the 2005 tax year in EITC "refunds," most of the number renters probably claim this maximum refund.
The Additional Child Tax Credit is another "refundable" credit which is no doubt routinely claimed by these renters.For 2005, if the number renter claimed $14,400 in wage income, and three children, between the EITC and the Additional Child Tax Credit the renter would, without having any taxes withheld from wages, receive a tax "refund" of $4,898, plus have $892 credited to Social Security; in addition to the potential of thousands of dollars in California unemployment compensation.
I thought the type was perfect and far better than any other I have seen. Put it in your tag line!
If they don't come up with a ligitimate # you sure can fir them.
It was sort of a written Freudian slip, I'm not sure how it would work in a tagline, might get me banned or something. But I agree it would be a good one!
I recall reading a while back that when an illegal had a baby they would give the men the new baby's social security card. Denying benefits is a step in the right direction, however the anchor baby is going to bite us in the a$$ big time.
I am so sick and tired of the 15 illegals living in our neighborhood in ONE HOUSE!! They have tires piled high in the backyard, they have young teen boys (maybe anchorbrats) washing their cars and whatever, they play very LOUD music from their pickups all day and night.
I've had this same tag line for probably a year now.
You oughtta be able to go after the landlords...or do they own?
I wish the lawmaker luck.
But after Nov. 7, it's all over.
Open-borders and endless Amnesty will federal law next year.
And demographics will likely prevent a reversal for decades.
But examining ID means nothing if the ID itself is fraudulently obtained.
It's like asking to see my Social Security card, and when I hand you my mother's card, you say, "Great. That's what we needed. Thanks."
What does that prove, except that ID is easily obtainable? (And that fact I think we all knew.)
Yes, I know! Isn't that just wonderful? LOL
It would take some boldness, indeed, to display a fake SS card to get guv benefits, rather than the wink-wink relationship the illegals have with crooked employers who seek out illegals in the first place.
It's one more layer, one more obstacle they have to overcome, one more page on the paper trail--and then you've got 'em for fraud if they do get caught.
UCLA just got hacked into. Made off with almost a million SS#'s of present and former students. There's all kinds of ID problems out there.
Sounds like you're ready to give up before it's even tried.
No they are renting and we have no idea who owns the house.
I'll bet there's a way to find out. Any police called to the place?
I'm not sure why you call me defeatist when I merely point out why the proposed solution will solve nothing.
If I found out you were taking sugar pills for cancer, I'd point out that sugar pills do not cure cancer. Would that mean I'm ready to give up the fight against cancer?
Taking cues from the citizens of Arizona... in spite of our rat governor we're making headway.
This is part of the reason that the illegals are able to own houses/condos that you and I couldn't afford. I met a woman who was a parking garage attendant and her husband (the illegal) was a house painter. The had a house and a townhouse. I live in an apartment, because I can't afford anything. Go figure.
A cop on the beat doesn't mean there'll be no crime in that beat. It means there'll be less crime.
That's kinda the way it is with solving a problem. And cancer is treated, generally, through several kinds of treatments, with the full knowledge that a quick cure is not possible. Surgery, chemo, radiation, therapy--you want to throw 'em all out, because none of them are reliably perfect?
Only citizens and lawful aliens ought to get government benefits. Requiring ID is the first step to enforcement.
I know of a non-profit free clinic in a community that requires ID for its services. They have NO illegals in their waiting room. NONE. NADA. The illegals head for the ER, where no ID is required.
"..It would take some boldness, indeed, to display a fake SS card to get guv benefits..."
FYI. They have plenty of boldness. They do it all the time here in California.
So far it's harder in states east of Eden. For instance, in my state it is really hard for an illegal to get a driver's license--he'd have to commit several levels of fraud. A few obstacles, and it works. Not perfectly.
Outrageous----and while sucking up US benefits on the backs of taxpayers, they are sending billions back to Mexico where they both of them will retire while collecting several SS checks (using fake ID's).
This is unreal but I know it is true.
On Lou Dobbs tonight he mentioned that the illegals are stealing small childrens SS# because a child doesn't use a number very often so it is harder to detect a stolen number.
Dobbs also mentioned that business owners give the SS# of a previous employee to the illegal. It is not a felony to give away SS#s but it is a felony to use them.
I'm with you! It is outrageous. But here's another twist. Now they don't have to use rented or fake SS# because they've just been granted the right to collect SS if they have worked a short time (44 monthes I think), whereas we the American citizen has to work for far longer before collecting.
The other thing that galls me is the banks kissing their butts with everything from FREE money transfer to Mexico, lower interest loans, etc! How can an illegal get a loan anyway for anything? I have to prove everything! And then when they don't get their way, they stage massive protests. That's when I'd be rounding them up! I stopped going to a favorite restaurant when they went to the walk out. Screw 'em! Go home and fix your own country! is what I say!
It was suggested that I use the word in my tagline. I was afraid I would be banned.
But, I think I'll check it out. How about it? Check my new tag, tell me what you think. Suggesting changes would be nice (I'm not terribly creative)
I find is all very confusing!
Please excuse the long response I hope it posts alright---was very strange on preview
It's probably Section 8. Landlords can get more money that way than by just renting to people who actually pay. I got a 30 day notice once because the landlord said he could get twice what I was paying that way.
If that's the case the landlord is not going to care what they do as long as the check clears.
They either make it match or they are fired, illegal or not!
Over the last 50 years i've fired hundreds for a lot of reasons.
I don't have to give them a reason, just hand them a check and tell them to go find a job.
I'm an employee so my decisions are dictated by my boss. The school district here did exactly as you did; employees sued, and their jobs were re-instated. The legal process is ongoing.