Obama Gives Nearly 600,000 Illegals New Social Security Cards Despite Federal Judge’s Order to Stop Amnesty

by Warner Todd Huston | April 16, 2015 12:06 pm

Despite the fact that a federal judge has frozen Obama’s un-Constitutional amnesty program as a lawsuit is heard, a Senate panel has found that the federal government has given nearly 600,000 illegals new social security cards so that they can legally get all the benefits available to legal citizens.

In March, Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) asked the government just how many Social Security numbers have been handed out to illegals and the amount has finally come out[1]–a number that has shocked everyone.

Obama imposed his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan, also known as DACA, in 2012, and in doing so gave younger illegal immigrants legal protection and the ability to work. More than 600,000 immigrants have applied under the program, and in March, Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) asked how many of these immigrants also received Social Security numbers.

At the time, they thought as many as 90,000 had received Social Security numbers, but Acting Social Security Administration Commissioner Carolyn Colvin said it was several multiples of that number.

“By the end of fiscal year 2014, we had issued approximately 541,000 original SSNs to individuals authorized to work under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy since its inception,” she wrote.

Colvin said her agency did not have any data on how many immigrants might have applied for Social Security numbers who did not get one.

Early in March a federal judge demanded[2] that Obama send his representatives to his courtroom to explain why they think they have the powers to even issue the amnesty and why they lied about what they’ve already done.

He had ordered that all aspects of Obama’s amnesty be halted while a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obama’s actions is heard.

  1. finally come out: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/15/senators-ask-govt-how-many-illegals-got-social-security-the-number-is-almost-unbelievable/
  2. a federal judge demanded: https://rightwingnews.com/democrats/judge-who-halted-obamas-amnesty-now-incredibly-demanding-obama-do-this-in-his-court-room/

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