No-Match Letter Issues and Immigration
The latest development in the Trump administration’s ongoing anti-immigrant policy may be coming from the Social Security Administration (SSA) as a no-match letter, which is currently reviving its once-defunct policy of sending out no-match letters to employers when the Social Security number (SSN) provided by an employee does not match government records. Many immigration advocates see this move as an attempt to intimidate immigrants and employers alike. This could lead to a reduced ability for legal immigrants to work in the United States.
An Abandoned Practice Revived
The SSA began sending no-match letters to employers in 1993. It was not until 2006, however, that employers were required to act on the information provided in an SSA no-match letter. The discrepancies noted in the no-match letter were also considered to be evidence that could prove that an individual was working illegally in the U.S. The policy was rescinded by the Obama administration in 2012 after several rounds of litigation regarding the legality and enforceability of this SSA policy.
Scare Tactics the New Normal
The reemergence of these letters is likely another facet of the aggressive tactics used by the Trump administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal agencies against both legal and undocumented immigrants in this country. For those targeted by these moves, working with a qualified Miami immigration lawyer is the best way to achieve a measure of protection against adverse actions by ICE and other federal agencies.
The Value of the Right Immigration Attorney
Your Miami immigration lawyer can help you to resolve issues with visas and immigration status to protect you from the tactics used by SSA and ICE. This can help you to achieve permanent resident status and will help you to protect your family from the financial and emotional consequences of deportation proceedings. Working with a qualified lawyer with proven experience in the immigration field can provide you with greater peace of mind and confidence in your employment arrangements and your ability to remain in the U.S. legally.
If you need a qualified and experienced Miami immigration lawyer, Pozo Goldstein can provide the right representation for you and your family. We have the skills and the experience necessary to resolve your issues with immigration authorities quickly and in the most positive way possible. Call us today at 305-856-0400 to schedule a free consultation with our team of legal professionals. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.