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DHS Issues Final Rule Rescinding Controversial `No-Match' Regulation

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule today rescinding its controversial “no-match” regulation. The rule is published in the Federal Register.

DHS has determined to focus its enforcement efforts relating to the employment of aliens not authorized to work in the United States on increased compliance through improved verification, including participation in E-Verify, ICE Mutual Agreement Between Government and Employers (IMAGE) and other programs.

The Bush administration originally proposed the rule, which would have required employers to follow new procedures when receiving “no match” letters — which notify employers that employees’ names do not match their Social Security numbers — from the Social Security Administration (SSA), but it was blocked by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California before it could go into effect.

This final rule goes into effect in 30 days.

To view the rule click here: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-24200.pdf

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