Homeland Security Draws Up New Immigration Rules

Law360, New York (September 23, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Department of Homeland Security is drafting new rules that would require companies to verify their employment of legal immigrants, but another federal agency has raised concerns that the new legislation could open the door to more discrimination suits.

Homeland Security decided to blow past Congress, which has remained deadlocked over immigration reform, to introduce new regulations, expected by the end of this year, to compel employers to quickly ascertain the Social Security information of their workers.

The Social Security Administration sends a “no-match” letter to...
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