Department Of Homeland Security Formally Rescinds No-Match Rule

Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rescinded the Social Security “No-Match” regulation that targeted employers with undocumented workers. The “No Match” rule, which was never implemented, would have forced employers to fire workers based on discrepancies in their Social Security records.

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DHS first announced its plan to rescind the rule in July, and with yesterday’s publication of a final rule in the Federal Register, the rescission will go into effect in 30 days. This ends a two-year legal battle between the federal government, business groups, labor organizations, civil liberties, and immigration rights groups.

A federal court blocked the “no match” rule in October 2007, after a lawsuit was filed against DHS, charging that enforcement of the rule would put authorized workers at risk of losing their jobs and would cause discrimination against workers.

Since that time, this regulation has continued to be blocked by the courts. Once this rescission this goes into effect, the lawsuit becomes moot and is expected to be dismissed by the courts at that time. According to the Federal Register, this final rule is effective Nov. 6, 2009.

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Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

Here come the illegals! Farmers and others don’t need to worry about hiring illegals now. Who’s gonna know except when ICE does unannounced raids.
When we (Americans) are born, one of the first things our parents do is get a social security number. Then that is kept as safe as the birth certificate. Anyone who doesn’t memorize and guard their SSN is an idiot after all these years of having it. Anyone migrating to this country also has to get one and the importance of that number is also impressed upon them.
Anyone who cannot write THEIR OWN SSN accurately on one or two pieces of paper probably should not be hired because they are too stupid or ILLEGAL. Even teenage kids and drunks know their SSN. Maybe someone should hire them.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

Here come the illegals! Farmers and others don’t need to worry about hiring illegals now. Who’s gonna know except when ICE does unannounced raids.
When we (Americans) are born, one of the first things our parents do is get a social security number. Then that is kept as safe as the birth certificate. Anyone who doesn’t memorize and guard their SSN is an idiot after all these years of having it. Anyone migrating to this country also has to get one and the importance of that number is also impressed upon them.
Anyone who cannot write THEIR OWN SSN accurately on one or two pieces of paper probably should not be hired because they are too stupid or ILLEGAL. Even teenage kids and drunks know their SSN. Maybe someone should hire them.