There has been much talk about how to identify illegal aliens in the workplace who use false documents to obtain jobs, as if the government doesn't already know who those illegals are.
My Mexican immigrant wife who is a naturalized U.S. citizen wanted to petition for my brother-in-law to immigrate to the U.S. from Mexico legally, but my brother-in-law chose to come illegally because he knew there would be no consequences. I lay little blame on my brother-in-law -- I blame our government for inviting him. Rather than turn on my brother-in-law, I have chosen to use the information I have gained through him to blow the whistle on our government.
I have been preparing my brother-in-law's tax returns since 2001, so I know everything about how our government not only allows them to work the system -- but encourages them to do so.
Here is a copy of my brother-in-law's tax return which I recently prepared.
Notice that the Social Security number shown on the W2 is different than the Social Security number shown on the tax return itself. The Social Security number on the W2 is phony and what appears to be a Social Security number on the return is actually an ITIN (Individual Tax payer Identification Number). What's important to note, is that Social Security numbers (in this case, phony) are issued from the Social Security Administration while ITINs are issued by the IRS. All ITINs start with the number "9" which in itself shows a high probability that the tax payer is an illegal alien. But when the ITIN does not match the W2 Social Security number, it is a dead giveaway that the tax payer is an illegal alien. Yet, our government looks the other way with the excuse that because of federal privacy laws, the two agencies are not allowed to exchange information on anyone unless by subpoena.
Note also that my brother-in-law received his electronic refund directly to his bank account which he opened with his Mexican matricula ID, no questions asked.
It gets better.
My brother-in-law's wife who lives in Mexico, has also obtained from the U.S. consul in Mexico, an ITIN so that my brother-in-law can claim her as a dependent and file a joint tax return. Moreover, the IRS does not verify the spouse's dependency. My brother-in-law could have also had his wife go to the U.S. consul to have them issue ITINS for his three kids who live in Mexico to claim them as dependents, but at his low income, it wouldn't gain him any write-off.
From previous postings, we all know that a E-Verify verification system won't work perfectly as long as the federal government approves of illegals filing fraudulant tax returns, but it is nevertheless a powerful deterant. This is evident, since the government agencies could simply use their existing SSA and IRS databases to seek out mismatches.
What is clear is that the government doesn't want to halt illegal aliens from the U.S. work force, so it is passing the buck to employers with E-Verify verification system.