Despite their claims otherwise, many people on the Left want open borders and they want the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency abolished — no matter the cost. In fact, they have repeatedly echoed these talking points in campaigns across the country, from the local, state, and national level.
But, a new report shows the cost for their immigration utopia is significant and is affecting millions of American children.
From the Washington Examiner:
Nearly 40 million Social Security numbers have been stolen and used by illegal immigrants and others to get work, according to agency records obtained by an immigration reform group.
The Immigration Reform Law Institute said that from 2012 to 2016 there were “39 million instances where names and Social Security numbers on W-2 tax forms did not match the corresponding Social Security records.”
The group said that there is a “thriving black market” used by illegal immigrants to get Social Security numbers needed to get a job.
“The Social Security numbers of young children are especially sought by illegal aliens, as this theft is likely to go undetected for years. As children reach late teenage years and apply for credit for cars, student loans, and other needs, they may find that their credit has been compromised with mortgages, credit cards and criminal records attached to their identities,” said the group.
This nightmarish result could devastate the lives of countless Americans and to what avail?
A Washington Examiner op-ed claims while top Democrats like Nancy Pelosi favors increased border security, newer members like second-ranking Democrat National Committee member Keith Ellison supports open borders:
The next generation isn’t as shy in their support for open borders. Just go ask them.
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., isn’t on the fringe of the Left. He is the second ranking member of the Democratic National Committee and he basically wears his immigration policy on his sleeve. More specifically, the No. 2 Democrat wore a T-Shirt that literally said “I don’t believe in borders.”
And, from the Hill:
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In a recent interview, Ellison suggested that because corporations “can go back and forth across the border seeking out the lowest wages,” regular people should be able to “go back and forth across the border seeking out the highest wages.” Not only is this statement in itself completely detached from reality, but it seems to suggest that if we cannot have wide open borders, then we must not have free trade at all. These remarks come just weeks after Ellison wore a shirt that read “yo no creo en fronteras,” which in English translates into “I do not believe in borders.”
Troublingly, these views on immigration are not far out of line with the Democratic Party as a whole. In fact, a Harvard Harris polllast month states that a striking 36 percent of Democrats support “basically open borders.” This is an inflammatory policy that is dangerously out of line with mainstream thinking. Indeed, these extreme statements not only convey a deeply troubling sentiment, but moreover, they are strategically bad for the party.