Obama Gave Out Over Half a Million SSN’s to Illegals

Half a million illegal aliens now have Social Security numbers thanks to 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.

Obama’s bureaucratic flacks claim no illegal alien has accessed benefits thanks to this gift of a Social Security number. However, it seems unlikely that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would know if illegal immigrants are using their new identities to access any number of government benefits.

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.

According to a recent Congressional Research Service memo, the maximum level of EITC and Child Tax Credits (CTC) that a hypothetical family with three children could claim in the four years from 2011-2014 at the ‘phase-out threshold’ income would be able to obtain $35,521. A family with four children in those circumstances could claim $35,560.