The SCOTUS issued a major 5-4 decision that illegal immigrants who use someone else’s information when filling out tax forms for employment can face criminal charges. How is this not unanimous?

The Supreme Court has been giving President Donald Trump recent wins. And in a close decision, they have handed him another one.

The nation’s highest court recently took on a case involving undocumented workers and ruled that illegal aliens who steal Americans’ Social Security numbers can be charged with a crime.

The SCOTUS issued a major 5-4 decision that illegal immigrants who use someone else’s information when filling out tax forms for employment can face criminal charges.

All four liberal justices — Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan — did not believe that illegals who commit these crimes should face criminal charges.

This should be 9-0. WTF is wrong with SCOTUS?

Seriously, it can take a lot of time and money to sort out tax problems created by some random stranger reporting income with your social security number. Happened to my dad many years ago. Retired professional on a US government pension and doing professional contract work part time for US government agency. Some restaurant worker in Brooklyn used his social security number to get the job, and the employer reporter the perp’s income with that social security number. Dad did his taxes, and then got a notice from the IRS about additional taxes he owed on income that he failed to report on his tax return. Took a couple of years to get it straightened out, even though the application of a speck of common sense would have made clear that my dad was not bussing tables in Brooklyn under another name.

 

h/t Deplora