New Mexico Does Not Want to End Immigrant Licenses

New Mexico has rejected a Republican-backed plan that would prohibit illegal aliens from getting driving licenses. The proposal would have made it illegal to get a license without a Social Security number.

SANTA FE, N.M. — The Senate has rejected a Republican-backed proposal to stop New Mexico from issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.

The Senate voted 24-17 Wednesday night against a proposal that would have ended the practice of granting licenses to foreign nationals without a Social Security number.

Sen. John Ryan, R-Albuquerque, said it’s a public safety risk to issue licenses to those living in this country illegally. But Democrats said the move was politically motivated and targeted Mexican immigrants.

Under a 2003 law, more than 80,000 driver’s licenses have gone to foreign nationals. The state says it doesn’t know how many of those went to illegal immigrants because it doesn’t ask the immigration status of… continue reading

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Social Security Employee Threatened by NY Man

A man in Long Island threatened to kill a Social Security employee and has been arrested by the Nassau County police. The man was unhappy about the service he had received, and made the threat over the phone.

MINEOLA, N.Y. — A Long Island man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill a Social Security employee.

Nassau County police say Patrick Finnegan of Port Washington made the threat over the phone on Wednesday.

They say he told the worker he was unhappy with the service he had received and if his complaint was not resolved he would blow her or someone’s brains out.

Police charged Finnegan with making a terrorist threat and aggravated harassment. He’s to be arraigned on Thursday in Hempstead.

It was not immediately known if he had obtained a lawyer.

The employee worked in office in… continue reading

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Students’ Social Security Numbers Exposed

At Missouri State University over 6,000 student names and Social Security numbers ended up on Google. The numbers were exposed by an employee who posted them on an unsecured server.

An MSU employee posted lists of student names with their Social Security numbers on an unsecured server late last year, which made the information available on the Internet, resulting in an internal security breach, a university news release said.

Missouri State University officials are notifying 6,030 College of Education students that their Social Security numbers may have been compromised.

The lists were prepared in October and November last year in preparation for an accreditation at the College of Education.

There are nine lists, one list for each of the nine semesters between 2005 and 2009.

The lists were prepared electronically to be available on secure servers to the College of Education personnel working on the accreditation, as well as the accreditation team.

But when an employee posted the lists on an unsecured server, the information ended up on Google.

As a result, all nine lists ended up on… continue reading

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Oregon Employee Information Leaked

The confidential information of around 550 Oregon employees has accidentally been leaked. The thumb drive with the information showed up in Madras.

A computer data storage device containing confidential payroll information for nearly 550 Oregon Department of Corrections employees turned up in Madras — a security breach that potentially affects at least one in 10 DOC employees, officials said Wednesday.

A person who came into possession of the portable device, known as a flash drive or thumb drive, notified the agency Jan. 27 about the security breach, DOC spokeswoman Jeanine Hohn said.

The device contained payroll reports from Warner Creek Correctional Facility in Lakeview, Deer Ridge Correctional Institution in Madras and Shutter Creek Correctional Institution in North Bend.

The reports held personal information about fewer than 550 staff members, including names and pay-stub data, Hohn said. The agency employs about 4,500 people statewide.

More seriously, about 300 of those employees also had their Social Security numbers listed in the payroll reports. Only employees at Warner Creek and Deer Ridge potentially had… continue reading

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Iowa Man Gets Jail Time for Social Security Fraud

A man in Iowa has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for Social Security fraud. The man lied about his income and other monetary funds.

SIOUX CITY – A Okoboji man has been sentenced to 90 days in prison for defrauding Social Security.

William Arneson, 57, received the sentence Jan. 28 after pleading guilty to a charge of concealing and failing to disclose information to the Social Security Administration about his income and other monetary resources.

At the guilty plea hearing, Arneson admitted that he knew he had money available to him that would impact his eligibility for Social Security benefits. He knowingly concealed or failed to disclose that information to the Social Security Administration, and he intended to defraud the administration into paying him more benefits than he was entitled to.

In addition to the prison term, Arneson was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, pay a $100 special assessment and make $27,956.76 in restitution to Social Security. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after completing the… continue reading

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If you believe you are entitled to Social Security disability benefits and are lost by the paperwork that is required on your behalf, we can help. If you have already filed and been turned down, don’t give up, call us. Our team of dedicated attorneys are able to get your claim approved and can file an appeal on your behalf if your claim has already been denied.

What are Social Security Benefits?

Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are the two largest Federal programs available that provide assistance to people with disabilities. Each program is unique but both are administered by the Social Security Administration. Only individuals with a disability or meet certain medical criteria can qualify for either program.

Social Security Disability Insurance pays out benefits to you or your family of you are “insured”, this simply means that if you have worked enough to qualify by paying into Social Security you can qualify for benefits if you become disabled and can no longer work.

Supplemental Security Income is a program that pays out benefits to those based on a financial need.

When you apply for either program, medical information will be collected to determine if you meet the requirements for either program.

What If I Am Denied?

If your application is denied, our Little Rock Social Security lawyers can file an appeal on your behalf. There are many reasons a claim can be denied:

  • Medical reasons
  • Improper medical records
  • Missing documents
  • Lost paperwork

Whatever the reason you were denied, you are given the right to an appeal process and our attorneys work hard to ensure that your claim is approved.

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