Coalition Opposes SSA No-Match Rules

April 25th, 2008

The Low Wage Immigrant Worker Coalition (LWIW) has filed the following comments in the Federal Register in opposition to the recently published Social Security no-match rule published by US DHS:

“The LWIW Coalition opposes the implementation of the DHS rule on the following grounds: the rule does not address the serious issues that were raised by the court in its order granting the preliminary injunction in AFL-CIO, et al. v. Chertoff, et al., No. 07-4472-CRB (N.D. Cal. filed on Aug. 29, 2007); DHS has failed to demonstrate that the Social Security Administration (SSA) no-match letter is an effective immigration enforcement tool; hundreds of thousands of lawfully authorized workers will lose their jobs; the SSA will be overburdened by the rule; and the rule will have a detrimental impact on the economy.”