New Counterfeit Card Wave Just Hit the Streets

In the bustling streets of New York City, particularly along Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, a troubling trend has emerged: the rampant sale of counterfeit green cards and social security identification. Linked directly to notorious gangs like MS-13 and the 18th Street gang, these illicit sales pose not just a local crime concern but a glaring national security threat amid the ongoing Biden open borders crisis.

Criminals have brazenly established a black market, openly peddling forged documents to migrants for prices ranging from $80 to $250. Gangsters and migrants alike conduct their nefarious business in broad daylight, displaying a blatant disregard for the rule of law.

Roy Fenoff, an esteemed associate professor at the Department of Criminal Justice at the Citadel, underscores the grave implications of these activities. Fake IDs grant illegal migrants nearly unrestricted access to services and opportunities meant for lawful citizens, from employment to travel.

But the danger doesn’t stop there. The use of forged social security numbers, often belonging to unsuspecting U.S. citizens, can lead to wrongful accusations and legal nightmares for innocent individuals. Criminals exploit these stolen identities, leaving a trail of victims in their wake.

Former Homeland Security investigations special agent Bruce Foucart issues a sobering warning, raising the specter of terrorists exploiting these fake IDs to orchestrate attacks, evoking chilling parallels to the events leading up to 9/11. This is not mere conjecture but a very real threat that could materialize if decisive action isn’t taken.

Residents and shop employees lament the decline of their community as it morphs into a haven for illegal documentation. Law enforcement officials acknowledge the profound challenge posed by these counterfeit ID mills. As the influx of migrants persists, so does the demand for fake documents, perpetuating a vicious cycle of illicit activities and lawlessness.

Retired NYPD deputy chief from the Intelligence Division, John Cutter, sheds light on the alarming “ghost” phenomenon, where individuals armed with fake IDs commit crimes repeatedly without leaving a traceable record. This erosion of law and order emboldens criminals and jeopardizes public safety.