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  • Senate Democrats Choose Illegal Aliens Over Disabled Vets in Key Budget Vote

    12/18/2013 10:33:25 AM PST · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-18-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Illegal aliens made out like banditos thanks to Harry Reid and Senate Democrats. Disabled vets? Not so much.- They actually did it. They are on the record. Senate Democrats, led by their filibuster-slaying dictator Harry Reid, actually put the interests of illegal aliens above those of our disabled military veterans.Let that sink in for a moment. Now the details: The two-year budget deal brokered by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, would cut military pensions by $6 billion over ten years. Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, joined by several others in his party, tried...
  • Report finds widespread fraud in taxpayer ID program

    08/09/2012 5:10:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-9-12 | Mike Emanuel
    A recently released report shows widespread tax fraud in connection with the federal government’s Individual Taxpayer Identification Number program. The U.S. Treasury inspector general report accuses the IRS of discouraging employees from reviewing applications for the ID numbers, which are generally from non-resident workers. The inspector general specifically said there were 154 mailing addresses that were used 1,000 or more times on applications, including 15,795 numbers assigned to a Phoenix address. The report, which evaluated the processing year 2011, also found inadequate controls can result in the numbers being assigned to people who have not proved their identity or foreign...
  • Austin IRS hit with audit for mismanagement and fraud, Illegals get large tax refund checks

    07/05/2012 7:49:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    KLBJ ^ | 07/05/2012
    The IRS is now the focus of a year-long audit, thanks to federal employees who are blowing the whistle. Howard Antelis is a tax examiner at the IRS's ITIN processing center in Austin, Texas. The large, unmarked building in south Austin is where the IRS decides whether to issue an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number to the millions of illegal immigrants who apply for them. An ITIN allows undocumented workers to file tax returns and pay taxes, a legal requirement for those who earn income in the United States … even those who come to the country illegally. But 13 Investigates...
  • IRS announces reform following WTHR investigation

    06/23/2012 7:32:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    WTHR ^ | Jun 22, 2012 | Bob Segall
    INDIANAPOLIS - Following a four-month investigation by Eyewitness News, the IRS has announced a major change designed to reduce fraud by undocumented workers who file tax returns. Beginning immediately, the IRS says applications for Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) must include original documentation, such as passports or birth certificates, to prove identity and foreign citizenship. ITINs are issued to people who are not eligible to obtain a social security number, and they allow noncitizens to file tax returns with the IRS. The IRS says it is making the change to strengthen its ITIN application requirements, and today's announcement comes after...
  • The Federal ID that Pays Illegal Aliens Billions a Year

    11/28/2011 7:06:21 AM PST · by safetysign · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 11/26/2011 | Joe Guzzardi
    Established 15 years ago, the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number [ITIN] is a seemingly innocuous administrative requirement that the Internal Revenue Service assigns to anyone who is employed and pays taxes. According to the IRS website, the numbers are used for federal tax reporting only. But since ITINs, as they are commonly known, are issued to wage earners regardless of immigration status, they’ve frequently been abused by the aliens who hold them. Although the real estate crisis is fading from our memory, it’s important to recall that the ITIN was the vehicle used in lieu of Social Security numbers, which then...
  • IRS Rules Opened Back Door for Illegal Aliens to Enter U.S. Credit Market

    10/18/2008 1:39:44 AM PDT · by OneHun · 10 replies · 714+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 17, 2008 | Tiffany Gabbay
    (CNSNews.com) – Internal Revenue Service rules have opened up a back-door through which illegal immigrants can obtain an Individual Taxpayer Information Number (ITIN), which in turn helps them enter the U.S. credit market.   The IRS uses ITINs to process tax payments owed by people who are not eligible for a Social Security Number. It is issued regardless of immigration status to people living both inside and outside the country.   Although the IRS states explicitly that ITINs are not to be used for any purpose other than tax administration, banks across the country are accepting ITINs to open new...
  • CA: Home-buying program has cash,controversy - San Diego Co./Citibank recruit undocumented residents

    02/06/2006 8:57:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 1,414+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/6/06 | Zanine Zuniga
    A major U.S. bank has funded its first home loans to undocumented Mexican immigrants in San Diego County in a move that targets a lucrative, wide-open market while providing new grist for the debate over illegal immigration. The local program, which uses tax identification numbers instead of Social Security numbers, is similar to programs run by small lenders – and two state agencies – around the country that have distributed millions of dollars to undocumented immigrants over the past few years. “There is a huge untapped market out there, but it is a controversial program,” said Sarah Lumbert, office director...
  • Wisconsin Program Helps Illegal Aliens Get Mortgages

    08/26/2005 4:02:10 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 7 replies · 378+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 26, 2005 | Fox News Staff Writer
    MILWAUKEE, WI — Illegal immigrants are often criticized as unfair competition for U.S. jobs. Now, with an unprecedented program in Wisconsin, they could be competing with legal residents for a new home — with help from the state government. The first-in-the-nation program, run by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority , is helping to make getting a first mortgage easier —for illegal immigrants. The new home-mortgage program has Republican state Sen. Glenn Grothman up in arms. "I don't think the state of Wisconsin should be sending the message that our immigration laws are a joke," Grothman said.
  • A mortgage plan tailored for illegal aliensBanks eager tlo dip into the $44 billion housing market

    04/08/2005 11:19:07 AM PDT · by television is just wrong · 30 replies · 904+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | april 8, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    Mortgage lenders are eager to tap into what they see as a $44 billion marketplace – housing loans for illegal aliens. Banks across the United States are writing loans based on individual taxpayer identification number, or ITIN. They are easy to get, even if you are ineligible for a Social Security card. The Internal Revenue Service issues them and expects recipients to file tax returns. The IRS doesn't report illegal aliens to immigration officials. Mortgage lenders don't care if applicants are legal or illegal. They simply make a business decision in approving or disapproving a loan. Not everyone approves of...
  • Banks' mortgage plan opens door to homeownership for illegal immigrants

    04/07/2005 6:34:18 PM PDT · by Coleus · 77 replies · 2,128+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 04.06.05 | KATHERINE REYNOLDS LEWIS
    Dalila and William Timal look like any other couple signing a home mortgage. They've picked out paint colors for their new four-bedroom house and can't wait for their 18-month-old son to play in the yard. But they differ from others you'd sometimes see at a loan officer's desk: Neither is a U.S. citizen nor a legal resident. The Timals came to this country from Guatemala in the late '90s and illegally overstayed their visas. Advertisement They are the beneficiaries of a new program by Fifth Third Bank that bases mortgages on an individual taxpayer identification number, or ITIN. Nationwide, increasing...
  • Family Adoption: Did We Do the Right Thing? (Freeper Lawyer/Accountant Advice Requested)

    01/08/2004 1:26:23 PM PST · by TankerKC · 46 replies · 392+ views
    8 Jan 04 | TankerKC
    Family Adoption: Did We Do the Right Thing? (Freeper Advice Requested) Being a Conservative goes beyond posting to FreeRepublic. Or, it should. So, when a family member got into some legal trouble and couldn’t care for her child, my wife and I stepped in. Not the first time. When you come from a family with six kids, chances are that one may not turn out to be a productive member of society. My mom raised six of us on her own. She now has grown children, five of whom are functioning members of society including a military officer, three cops...
  • Important Illegal Immigration Reform For ITIN Cards (Major Change In Immigration Policy)

    09/15/2003 9:27:49 AM PDT · by Pubbie · 3 replies · 2,596+ views
    The Washinton Times ^ | September 07, 2003 | Mary Shaffrey
    The Internal Revenue Service this month will begin revising how it distributes Individual Taxpayer Identification Number cards (ITIN) to keep illegal immigrants from using them for fraudulent purposes. More than 6 million ITIN cards have been issued since 1996, but only 2 million tax forms have been filed using the ITINs. The status of the other 4 million ITINs is not known, but immigration-reform advocates say illegal immigrants are using the numbers to skirt U.S. immigration, tax and fraud laws. "The ITIN creates two problems: one for national security and one for identity theft," said a government source familiar with...
  • Special Report: Changes in the cards

    09/07/2003 11:07:27 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 133+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, September 8, 2003 | By Mary Shaffrey
    <p>The Internal Revenue Service this month will begin revising how it distributes Individual Taxpayer Identification Number cards (ITIN) to keep illegal immigrants from using them for fraudulent purposes.</p> <p>More than 6 million ITIN cards have been issued since 1996, but only 2 million tax forms have been filed using the ITINs. The status of the other 4 million ITINs is not known, but immigration-reform advocates say illegal immigrants are using the numbers to skirt U.S. immigration, tax and fraud laws.</p>
  • Special Report: Changes in the cards

    09/07/2003 3:19:04 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 2 replies · 210+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 7, 2003 | Mary Shaffrey
    <p>The Internal Revenue Service this month will begin revising how it distributes Individual Taxpayer Identification Number cards (ITIN) to keep illegal immigrants from using them for fraudulent purposes.</p> <p>More than 6 million ITIN cards have been issued since 1996, but only 2 million tax forms have been filed using the ITINs. The status of the other 4 million ITINs is not known, but immigration-reform advocates say illegal immigrants are using the numbers to skirt U.S. immigration, tax and fraud laws.</p>