The Link Between Identity Theft and Illegal Immigration

Recent Article Explains Why Identity Theft is on the Rise

There’s no doubt that identity theft has been increasing in recent years, and it has become one of the fastest growing crimes. Identity theft is an ever present threat, and recent developments in the news have led to speculation that identity theft and illegal immigration are connected.

We've Mentioned It Before...

We discussed this a while back and a recent article in the Christian Science Monitor has explored a possible link between identity theft and illegal immigration. According to the article, over 1,000 people were arrested for immigration violations. There workplaces were raided, and the arrests were then made. Among those arrested, over 60, it seems, were also charged with identity theft.

How It Happens

The article elaborated on exactly how identity theft can occur in relationship to illegal immigrants. The illegal immigrants aren’t directly stealing the identities of U.S. citizens. Rather, they are purchased from criminal organizations who initially stole them whatever way they could.

It doesn’t matter where you live at. You can still be the victim of identity theft even if you don’t live in a city or state with a high population of illegal immigrants. The criminal organizations can steal the identities from anywhere in the country, sometimes via computers, and sell them to illegal immigrants coming into the country at any number of locations. Phoenix, Arizona, however, is one area that is affected by illegal immigration because it is so close to the border.

The Laws Aren't Always Helpful

The fact that it’s difficult for authorities to identify and pursue companies who knowingly hire illegal immigrants is further complicated by the fact that identity theft is sometimes a component. Many illegal immigrants assist criminal organizations with helping other illegal immigrants get the artificial documents they require to work and live in the United States.

Identity theft is a growing crime, and the recent article in The Christian Science Monitor helps shed light on one of the many reasons for this.

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