Wednesday, May 16, 2012
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WORKED FOR 20 YEARS AT NJ AIRPORT
Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewole, a Nigerian national, worked undetected for years as a security guard and later a security supervisor of more than 30 guards at Newark Liberty International airport, one of the nation’s busiest airports.
Oyewole assumed the name Jerry Thomas, a New York City murder victim, to hide his status as an illegal immigrant for two decades – his true identity and legal status – was only discovered after a federal report found the Transportation Security Administration’s handling of security breaches at Newark Liberty International lacking. New York police have not said whether Oyewole was a suspect in the July 20, 1992 murder of Thomas and it is not yet known how 54-year-old Oyewole acquired Thomas’ personal information.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports that Oyewole entered the U.S. illegally in 1989 working under several contractors at the airport ever since. FJC Security, who Oyewole has been working for since 2003, said it conducted a background check on Oyewold as had New Jersey state police and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He passed every time and was only caught after an anonymous tip.
CONSERVATIVES HOPING TO CLOSE ABUSED TAX LAW LOOPHOLE
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) announced Tuesday his endorsement of proposed legislation that would close a loophole in the tax law that allows illegal immigrants to abuse the Additional Child Tax Credit. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration in its 2011 report found that $4.2 billion in the credit meant for lower-income working families was paid to 2.3 million people without Social Security numbers just in 2010.
Due to Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that Congress passed in 2009, more families were eligible for the additional child tax credit and some taxpayers also filed returns for multiple years to obtain the additional child tax credit for prior years. Recent investigations reveal rampant abuse of this credit by illegal immigrants claiming up to 12 children, often times nieces and nephews not even living in the United States.
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), who is proposing the bill, wants to require recipients of the additional child tax credit to have a valid Social Security number in order to stop rewarding illegal immigrants already here and incentivizing more to illegally enter our country.