Social Security Scam Shows How Immigration Corrupts


If the government cannot control the documents it
issues, what is the point of issuing more documents,
such as a

national identity card?

Last week U.S. Attorney

William S. Duffey Jr.
announced the

arrest and indictment
of Social Security
Administration employees in Atlanta, Georgia, for
selling Social Security numbers to

illegal aliens.
The U.S. Attorney`s office described
the scheme as a large and lucrative business run by the
28 defendants.

A Social Security number is an

important identification document
. A person with a
Social Security number can easily create an American
existence for himself. If an illegal alien can buy a
number for work purposes, a terrorist can purchase a
number for his purpose.

If a Social Security number can be purchased in
Fulton County, Georgia, numbers can likely be bought in
other locales as well. If Social Security numbers can be
purchased, so also can other identification documents.
It recently came to light that a U.S. consular office
was selling visas to Muslims.

The U.S. government is very relaxed about illegal
aliens. Little is done to
protect our borders or to find illegals and

deport
them. As the INS does not

perform
its tasks, why does it exist?

The failure of the INS to protect the U.S. against
entry and presence of illegal immigrants endangers the
integrity of government. Prior to the presence of
millions of illegals in our country, there was no
illicit demand for Social Security numbers and, thus, no
temptation to corruption of Social Security employees.

Face it, there is the huge and overlooked cost of
illegal immigration–the corruption of government
agencies with power to issue important documents.

Last August I reported in a

column
that in its annual report to Congress the
U.S. Office of Personnel Management bragged that
“preferred minorities” were vastly over-represented in
federal employment.

As almost all immigrants into the U.S., both legal
and illegal, are classified as “preferred minorities,”
recent immigrants will be over-represented in federal
employment.

The U.S. no longer draws its immigrant population
from England and Europe, where behavior in accord with
the rule of law is second nature to the people. For
three decades the U.S. has been drawing its immigrants
from Third World countries where an office in government
is understood by all as a license to collect bribes.

The U.S. cannot import tens of millions of Third
World peoples, forsake assimilation, celebrate
multiculturalism, and avoid Third World mores. Once the
U.S. has Third World immigrants as prosecutors and

police
, criminals will be able to purchase their
freedom with bribes. Punishment will fall on those who
can`t meet the price of a bribe.

There is no rational basis for U.S. immigration
policy. What drives U.S. immigration policy is the soppy
assumption that environment determines behavior.
Soppy-minded immigration enthusiasts actually believe
that the mere act of

crossing our frontier
turns the immigrant into an
American and infuses the immigrant with American beliefs
and habits. The immigrant becomes a law-abiding person
in spite of everything his life has taught him to that
point.

When Greek and Latin were taught in our schools,
Americans understood the challenge of immigration. It
was clear to all that Rome under the Germans was

different
from Rome ruled by Romans.

Today English itself is

falling by the wayside
as

multiculturalists
brand it a “racist” language and
stress teaching

immigrants
their own language and culture.

If our language and culture are not passed on to
immigrants, where will they learn to value integrity in
government and the rule of law?

People are different. Cultures are different. If
multiculturalism snuffs out

assimilation
, America will be the

next to go.

Paul
Craig Roberts is the author with Lawrence M. Stratton of


The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice
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epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.

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