The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically occupied by thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011. In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to “unauthorized” aliens were in Atlanta.
The IRS sent 11,284 refunds worth a combined $2,164,976 to unauthorized alien workers at a second Atlanta address; 3,608 worth $2,691,448 to a third; and 2,386 worth $1,232,943 to a fourth.
Staffers at Cayuga Elementary School in Philadelphia were ordered to do whatever they had to do — even cheating — to get better test scores, according to sources. Principal Evelyn Cortez reportedly met with teachers days before the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), a yearly standardized test, to make sure the message was clear.
Before the tests, the students were instructed by Cortez to write the answers on scrap paper first, then check them with teachers before marking them in the testing booklet, the staffers said.
“The announcement was made over the loudspeaker to the whole school: ‘Students, do not bubble anything in on your books. When your teacher gives you approval, then you may put it in your book,’” one teacher disclosed to the Philadelphia Enquirer.
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