Why Using Private Corporate workforce in Government is bad business.

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    Here we have the private IRS corporation refusing to hand over illegal alien data bases in an effort to shield corporations using thousands of the illegals. And the tax dollars (Bribe Money) they are collecting? It didn't show up at my house, did you get any of it?

    IRS, Social Security Won't Share Data on Illegals
    By Liz Chandler, NewsMax Wires
    Monday, April 24, 2006

    WASHINGTON -- Two federal agencies are refusing to turn over a mountain of evidence that investigators could use to indict the nation's burgeoning workforce of illegal immigrants and the firms that employ them.

    Last week, immigration cops trumpeted the arrests of nearly 1,200 illegal workers in a massive sting on a single company, but they admit that they relied on old-fashioned confidential informants and an unsolicited tip to get their investigation going.

    It didn't have to be that hard.

    The IRS and the Social Security Administration routinely collect strong evidence of potential workplace crimes, including names and addresses of millions of people who are using bogus Social Security numbers, their wage records and the identities of the bosses who knowingly hire them.

    But they keep those facts secret.

    "If the government bothered to look, it could find abundant evidence of illegal aliens gaming our system and the unscrupulous employers who are aiding and abetting them," said Rep. J.D. Hayworth, R-Ariz.

    The two agencies don't analyze their data to root out likely immigration fraud - and they won't share their millions of records so that law enforcement agencies can do that, either.

    Privacy laws, they say, prohibit them from sharing their files with anyone, except in rare criminal investigations.

    But the agencies don't even use the power they have.

    The IRS doesn't fine even the most egregious employers who repeatedly submit inaccurate data about their workers. Social Security does virtually nothing to alert citizens whose Social Security numbers are being used by others.

    Evidence abounds within their files, according to an analysis by Knight Ridder Newspapers and The Charlotte Observer.

    One internal study found that a restaurant company had submitted 4,100 duplicate Social Security numbers for workers. Other firms submit inaccurate names or numbers reports for nearly all of their employees. One child's Social Security number was used 742 times by workers in 42 states.

    "That's the kind of evidence we want," says Paul Charlton, the U.S. attorney in Arizona. He regularly prosecutes unauthorized workers, but says it's hard to prove employers are involved in the crime.

    "Anything that suggests they had knowledge . . . is a good starting point. If you see the same Social Security number a thousand times, it's kind of hard for them to argue they didn't know."

    The potential crimes are so obvious that the failure to provide such information to investigators raises questions about Washington's determination to end the widespread hiring of illegal immigrants at cut-rate pay.

    For years, the illicit workforce has ballooned.

    The IRS wants to protect the privacy of its records because disclosing them might cause companies and employees to stop reporting income and paying taxes _ and go underground where exploitation is more certain.

    IRS, Social Security Won't Share Data on Illegals
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