My daughter applied for a job at a thrift store in an ethnic enclave. The paper
application required a photocopy of her driver's license.Before she
turned it in I snooped around the store. There was a large opening in the back
with two swinging doors big enough for carts and pallet jacks. Just inside the
door was a desk with an in basket piled high with job applications and
driver's license copies.I could have walked in and grabbed the
identities of 30 people.I called the police and they weren't
interested in the situation.Sooo...I guess it depends on the company and
the situation. If it looks like a professional company, maybe. A mom and pop
store, no way.
I haven't seen anything indicating that illegal immigrants are the source
of any significant percentage of ID theft. That red herring aside,
we do have an issue in this country where human beings are regarded as prey.
"I want" trumps human rights and pain and we get this and other kinds of
sociopathic behavior that leads to immense harm. It occurs both at the personal
level as in this story and at high corporate levels where hundreds are laid off
or replaced with near-slaves in China in order to grant higher bonuses at the
executive level for the fiscal year, regardless of the long term consequences to
both the company and the individual people.
So not only does this illegal alien still someone else's identity (S.S.
number), she also uses it to get entitlements reserved for legal citizens...
food stamps and medical care... and for more than a decade! All things
considered, it's pretty amazing that she was sentenced to only a year and a
half sentence. That doesn't serve as much of a detriment to other would-be
ID thieves.When one considers that this situation could very well be
multiplied by tens or hundreds of thousands of times in our country, the illegal
alien situation is costing our country and certain individual citizen victims
huge amounts of money... much more than many of their advocates are willing to
admit.The negatives of allowing any kind of amnesty for illegal
behavior, regardless of motive, still seems to outweigh any positives I've
ever heard expressed in this situation. Granting it would undoubtedly serve as
an additional incentive for even more illegals to do the same thing, which has
already proven to lower the overall United States wage base structure and strain
our welfare system. It would then only get worse. There are reasons for our