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"Forgers are making tens of millions .......

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"Cashing in on illegal immigration

By Dave Montgomery

KNIGHT RIDDER

WASHINGTON - Forgers are making tens of millions, and possibly billions, of dollars selling counterfeit Social Security cards, driver's licenses, immigrant registration cards and other papers to an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants.

The dominant forgery-and-distribution network in the United States allegedly is controlled by the Castorena family, say U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

Its members emigrated from Mexico in the late 1980s and have used their printing skills and business acumen to capture a big piece of the booming industry.

Only trained experts can distinguish its fake identity documents from real ones, and the Castorena Family Organization, or CFO, as immigration officials call it, has spread to at least 50 cities in 33 states.

At a sentencing hearing for one family member in December, U.S. District Judge Lewis Bab of Denver said that the CFO's criminal reach is "simply breathtaking" and strikes "at the heart of the sovereignty of the United States of America."

The threat of terrorism has made document forgers even more menacing since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Two of the Sept. 11 hijackers used fraudulent notarized forms to obtain valid Virginia ID cards, which enabled them to board the two airliners that crashed into the World Trade Center.

Julie Myers, assistant secretary for ICE, calls document forging an "epidemic."

Her agency, a branch of the Department of Homeland Security, is waging a nationwide crackdown on forgery rings and has formed multiagency task forces in 10 cities, including Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta and St. Paul, Minn. ".....

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/14527391.htm

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Comments

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KonformthismfsComment by Konformthismfs - May 8, 2006, 12:21 pm
I used to work with some illegals and not only would they pop-up with the usual SS-Cards,ID Cards, etc.. I also seen them with fake insurance cards incase they get pulled over, a tiny list on a piece of paper showing the answers to all five of the drivers test - just match the first question and copy all the answers in that line, fake or stolen tags for your license plates, and stolen license plates. This shows that the ones that play this way, don't care for our laws and don't know how to drive. There's numerous places right on the street where they sell this crap. If you pull over in that section you'll get swarmed by them just like at a home improvement center.
Watch out America, the "Chipped" national ID card is coming!
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konaneComment by konane - May 8, 2006, 12:37 pm
Hey, Georgia has had a thumbprinted drivers license for quite awhile, we now require a state issued photo ID to vote, so a chipped ID card wouldn't be a surprise.

How else are we going to combat the current invasion, also illegals voting and multi-dipping into social services??

In fact I favor mandating all immigrants or potential visiting workers being required to have a chipped ID card as a requirement for their being here. Deport immediately anyone found, turned in, picked up who doesn't have it.
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KonformthismfsComment by Konformthismfs - May 8, 2006, 1:13 pm
Immigrants yes! American Citizens no! But it will lead to everyone...
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konaneComment by konane - May 8, 2006, 1:23 pm
Well we already have a national ID card and that's our social security card .... they just haven't moved to chip it.
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KonformthismfsComment by Konformthismfs - May 8, 2006, 1:43 pm
I'm talkin the real deal, the one you'll be require to produce and swipe whenever you want to buy gas, order a pizza, go to a movie. The one that is the KING of all database collectors. The one that'll tell you sorry you've reached your gas quota for the month and if continue with this purchase you'll be charged an extra 50 cents per gallon or sorry your health insurance says you've had too many pizza's this month and if you buy this one your rates are going to increase. The one that will eventually lead to the cardless chip inserted inside the skin! That's the one i'm thinkin of. Not the SS card you can buy down the street for $20...
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konaneComment by konane - May 8, 2006, 1:49 pm
Well, let them go for non-citizens first which should take probably the rest of our lifetimes to impliment and fund that one.

If we go SOCIALIST like our homegrown lefties have been pushing for the past 40 years, you can bank on the mother of all ID cards where denial of anything will be punishment for not toeing the line. I vividly remember the PC brigade during Clinton's tenure which is only a premier of things to come.
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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - May 8, 2006, 5:57 pm
And were working towards a cash less society with all this debit card crap. See people in stores that debit 2 or 3 dollars. I carry cash all the time. Gov't wants to check on ya they could pull your debit card info.
This country is gettin in a hell of a mess the way it's going.
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konaneComment by konane - May 8, 2006, 7:06 pm
Haven't had an instant banker/debit card for almost 20 years so no plans to change that either. Too much identity theft possibility which has become big business. Also don't have any grocery/drug store membership cards required to get a dsicount which amounts to the regular price down the street at Publix.

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