‘I’ve paid thousands into Social Security, income tax using phony Social Security card’

‘I’ve paid thousands into Social Security, income tax using phony Social Security card’
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Among Barack Obama’s many arguments why it was wrong of his successor in the Oval Office to end DACA is that the move targets “young people” who “have done nothing wrong.”

The “nothing wrong” Obama was presumably referring was illegally crossing the border into the U.S., which their parents did. Sins of the father and all that.

The former president further claimed that it “made no sense to expel talented, driven, patriotic young people from the only country they know solely because of the actions of their parents.” That point holds some validity but only for the subset of DACA recipient who fit that description. Granted not all Mexican immigrants are “rapists and criminals,” as Donald Trump is purported by the Left to have said during the 2016 campaign. But just as assuredly, neither are all Mexican immigrants “talented, driven” and “patriotic.”

One DACA recipient who appears to fit the adjectives driven and patriotic is Jose Antonio Abaga Vargas — that is if we are to believe the assertions he made in a tweet posted in late June:

Vargas is to be commended not only for his patriotic actions but for the considerable lengths he went to enable them.

There is, however, a small problem, and that of course is his admitted use of a “doctored Social Security card.”

According to the Social Security Administration, a person who “knowingly alters a social security card issued by the Commissioner of Social Security, buys or sells a card that is, or purports to be, a card so issued, counterfeits a social security card, or possesses a social security card or counterfeit social security card with intent to sell or alter it” is guilty of a felony. Under title 18 of the United States Codes, the guilty party “shall be fined … or imprisoned for not more than five years, or both.”

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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