I go this from Ace’s blog, which referenced an article from the Washington Examiner. I wasn’t comfortable quoting too much from the article, but I think that think-tanks et al, are cool with it. Anyway, from the Immigration Reform Law Institute comes little gem:
The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) obtained data showing that, from 2012 to 2016, there were “39 million instances where names and Social Security Numbers (SSNs) on W-2 tax forms did not match the corresponding Social Security records. The group said the Obama Administration’s termination of no-match letters resulted in a “thriving black market where illegal aliens can obtain the Social Security numbers of U.S. citizens in order to gain employment.”
In April of 2018, IRLI filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to obtain records the number of “no-match” instances after the Obama Administration stopped sending letters informing employers and employees that there was an inconsistency between the name or SSN reported by the employer and Social Security Administration (SSA) records. Read the full article at Numbers USA.
There’s a link or two more in both the post at Ace as well as the quote above.