DHS Rescinds 'No-Match' Illegal Worker Rule

Law360, New York (October 8, 2009, 5:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has rescinded a controversial “no-match” rule that was intended to prevent the

employment of illegal immigrants, but failed to take effect after becoming tied up in a court battle.

DHS made the announcement in a Federal Register notice Wednesday that it would abandon the 2007 rule, which required employers to fire workers whose employment information did not match their Social Security records.

Instead, the agency will focus its efforts to prevent employment of illegal immigrants on increased employer compliance with...
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