Borrowed Ladder

Today’s NYT article Social Security: Migrants Offer Numbers for Fee seriously reminds me of the “borrowed ladder” concept from the movie GATTACA:

Mr. Luviano, 39, obtained legal residence in the United States almost 20 years ago. But these days, back in Mexico, teaching beekeeping at the local high school in this hot, dusty town in the southwestern part of the country, Mr. Luviano is not using his Social Security number. So he is looking for an illegal immigrant in the United States to use it for him — providing a little cash along the way.