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Bush Administration Sharpens Immigration Rules

Law360 (August 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Bush Administration released a series of revised rules on Friday designed to pump up the government's power to enforce existing immigration laws.

Of the 26 revisions, which include streamlining current guest-worker programs, adding 370 miles of fencing along U.S. borders, and raising fines imposed on companies who knowingly hire illegal workers, one in particular has drawn the focus of the business community—the sharpening of the so-called “no-match” rule.

That rule now requires employers to fire workers whose names do not match their social security numbers....
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