When most Americans hear the words “illegal immigrant,” they usually think of someone coming from south of the border. But in reality, there are illegals here from all over the world. There are estimated to be hundreds of thousands of Africans alone living in the United States.
An illegal immigrant from Nigeria has been indicted for mail fraud, voter fraud, illegal reentry, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. His name is Kevin Kunlay Williams AKA Kunlay Sodipo, and he is a citizen of Nigeria.
It’s bad enough when people come here illegally to work and undercut wages, but this is a case of an intricate and aggressive attempt at defrauding the system. It is hard to fathom the mindset of someone who enters a country illegally, commits tax fraud, and then thinks they should vote in the elections for president. Imagine yourself going to France or China and doing that.
According to the indictment from the Department of Justice, Williams, in cooperation with others, stole the IDs of public school employees from a payroll company. He then used them to file more than 2000 federal income tax forms seeking over $12 million in tax refunds.
He also stole several EFINs (Electronic Filing Identification Numbers) that he used to obtain bank products that he then used to print refund checks. He then sent the refund checks to the IRS and directed refunds to prepaid debit cards. He had refund checks issued to stolen IDs, and black check stock and debits card were sent to his residence.
According to the Justice Department, “One of the Tax Division’s highest priorities is prosecuting people who use stolen identities to steal money from the United States Treasury by filing fake tax returns that claim tax refunds.” This is a widespread problem. “The IRS estimated that during the 2013 filing season alone, over 5 million tax returns were filed using stolen identities, claiming approximately $30 billion in refunds. The IRS was able to stop or recover over $24 billion of that total, or approximately 81% of the fraudulent claims.” Williams was one of those tax refund fraudsters foiled by the IRS.
The Department of Justice’s website lists recent news items on people indicted for tax refund fraud. There are ten for the first three months of 2017 alone.
Williams originally entered the United States from Nigeria under the name Kunlay Sodipo and was deported in 1995. In 1999 he illegally reentered from Nigeria under the name Williams. In 2012 he registered to vote in local, state, and national elections by falsely claiming U.S. citizenship. He voted in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections, allegedly. According to the indictment, he also had illegal possession of a firearm.
If convicted, “Williams faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for each count of mail fraud, a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in prison for the aggravated identity theft, a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for the illegal reentry, a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison for each of the voter fraud counts, and a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for the felon in possession of a firearm,” according to the Department of Justice.
Many stories have been uncovered of people voting illegally in the United States. The true scale of this activity is unknown. President Trump has called for a full inquiry into the matter.
According to Breitbart News, “The Public Interest Legal Foundation recently released a report documenting more than 1,000 cases of voters being removed from Virginia’s rolls for reasons related to citizen eligibility.”
A Texas jury recently convicted a citizen of Mexico for illegal voting and sentenced her to eight years in prison. The woman, Rosa Maria Ortega, claimed she did not know the difference between residency and citizenship. Ortega voted in in the November 2012 General Election and in the May 2014 Primary Run-off. It appears she did in fact know that it is illegal for her to vote, because the first time she applied to vote she admitted her non-citizen status. Her application was rejected for that reason, so when she reapplied, she lied about being a citizen. Ortega voted five times between 2004 and 2014. She also told interviewers she had registered for food stamps.
According to a study by political scientist Jesse Richman from Old Dominion University in Virginia, 6.4% of 20 million non-citizens who reside in America voted in the 2016 election. Richman estimated that of those 6.4%, Clinton would have received 81%, or 834,000 illegal votes. If this analysis is correct, then it’s possible the races in certain states were tipped in Clinton’s favor. Clinton won Maine, New Hampshire and Nevada by slim margins.
However, Richman states that it is “not at all plausible that non-citizen votes account for the entire nation-wide popular vote margin held by Clinton.”
The Democrats are always looking to get more people voting, including illegals and felons, because they know these people tend overwhelmingly to vote Democrat.
Senator Al Franken (D-MN) initially lost his 2012 election by the slim margin of 725 votes. After months of litigation by Democrat Party lawyers, Franken won by 312 votes. Later, a conservative group called Minnesota Majority looked into claims of voter fraud and found that 1,099 felons voted in the election. Now, which party do you think the felons voted for?