Despite the rolling up of the illegal alien welcome mat by North Carolina's Sheriffs with the 287 (g) program, criminal activity associated with illegal immigration continues to rise in the Old North State. Officials with the NC Department of Motor Vehicles report a 20% increase in arrests for driver's license fraud over last year and 2009 is not over yet.
While fake ID's used to be found mostly on college campuses, today's ID counterfeiters have more to worry about than getting underage kids drunk. As employers begin to use the E-Verify program in greater numbers, illegal aliens have turned increasingly to identity theft get jobs in North Carolina.
The North Carolina General Assembly has made efforts to tighten ID's issued by the state. Last year they removed the manufacture of driver's licenses and identifications from satellite DMV offices around the state and centralized the operation at one secure location. Additionally, the DMV stopped accepting ID 's issued by the Mexican government back in 2004 that resulted in long lines at the DMV before the change went into effect.
ID theft is real in North Carolina and is yet another result of becoming a magnet state for illegals.