SSA to Police Immigration Status?

Empire Justice Center January 28, 2019

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced it will begin notifying employers with at least one W-2 form where the name and Social Security Number (SSN) of an employee do not match SSA’s record. According to SSA, it is committed to maintaining the accuracy of earnings records to ensure claimants get correct benefits. Others see this move as a tactic to target undocumented Americans.  Apparently previous administrations sent out similar letters.  But according to Sasha Feldstein, policy analyst at the California Immigrant Policy Center, SSA’s approach was “temporarily halted during litigation and congressional inquiry because it was wrongfully used as a method of immigration enforcement that was found to hurt workers and employers alike, regardless of immigration status.”  But now it will try again.