Forgery suspect seen exploiting ‘amnesty’
Based on undercover purchases and information from cooperating sources, ICE officials said the organization sold 50 to 100 sets of fraudulent identification documents daily, charging about $200 to $300 per set. A set consisted of a Social Security card and either an immigration green card or a state driver’s license.
Under the Senate bill, documents illegal aliens can use to prove they have been in the country long enough include bank records, records from a day-labor center and sworn affidavits from known relatives.
Mr. Leija-Sanchez said he could produce any document for which he had a model to copy. At one point, a customer asked for a driver’s license from Seattle, but the forger said he didn’t have a model. He offered an Ohio license instead.
He said he could make birth certificates, green cards, work visas and driver’s licenses from 20 states.