We need to recognize illegal work for exactly what it is – illegal.  Identity theft is rewarded under current Social Security policies, but my amendment changes that.  Stories about victims of identity theft are all too common in the United States, and we should not be encouraging people to steal the identity of hard-working Americans.  As it stands today, that’s what we’re doing.  Many Southwest states have experienced a crime spree involving people who are here illegally using the stolen identities of children.  In one case in Utah, a child apparently owns a cleaning company and works as a prep cook at two restaurants in Salt Lake City.  That’s a lot of responsibility -- especially for an eight-year-old boy.