WHO WE ARE Defending Our Children's Future is an organization of child identity theft victims, their families, and others who are dedicated to safeguarding the future of all children. We defend innocent children against the illegal distribution and use of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and against the illegal aliens, dead-beat parents, pedophiles and others who would use our children's identifying information in order to obtain jobs, open credit accounts, apply for government benefits, get medical care and/or to gain access to children in order to further harm them.
OUR MISSION Our mission is to defend children against identity theft and to provide support for child identity theft victims and their families.
We strive to unite families who are the victims of child identity theft and to build support for them by bringing together citizens, legal immigrants, religious organizations, elected officials, businesses and all others who refuse to stand by while identity thieves destroy our children’s future.
We will not allow children to be abused by identity thieves or by those who employ them and we will work to ensure that all those who harm our children are held accountable for their actions.
We work to raise awareness of this rampant, sickening crime and exhort and petition all state, local and federal elected officials and law enforcement officers to uphold their oaths of office so that our children can enjoy the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
We call on local, state and federal government officials to enforce existing laws in order to stop the illegal distribution and use of fraudulently obtained Social Security Numbers.
We appeal to our elected representatives to pass new laws or to enhance existing laws that require employers to verify the identities of both current and future employees in order to end all child employment related identity theft.
We insist that law enforcement and prosecutors actively and aggressively investigate all cases of child identity theft, conduct stings to dissuade would-be purchasers of fraudulently obtained Social Security Numbers and apprehend and prosecute the distributors, purchasers and users of fraudulent documents.
We petition authorities to hold all businesses that hire and provide either direct or indirect support to illegal aliens accountable to the full-extent of the law.
We call on business, agricultural, and employer associations to put the interests of children ahead of profits and to join us in defending children against employment related identity theft rather than fighting to preserve the rights of their members to destroy the future of our children by hiring illegal aliens who are using their Social Security Numbers.
We plead with the public to support businesses that protect our children by hiring a legal workforce and to avoid those who do not.
Finally, we demand that both the perpetrators and their employers make full restitution to the children who they have victimized and whose futures they have seriously and callously compromised.
BIOGRAPHIES Defending Our Children's Future is co-founded by:
Jennifer Andrushko, the parent of a five year old identity theft victim who was born into identity theft.
Brooklyn Roush, an 11 year old child who has had her identity used by an illegal alien for employment purposes for years.
Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D., who has fought for years to raise awareness of this extremely serious crime and to prevent children from becoming victims.
OUR COALITION OF GROUPS Defending Our Children's Future is forming a coalition with other groups fighting to protect Utah's children from identity theft beginning with Mothers Against Identity Destruction (MAID), a ST George, Utah group.