Update on SSA/DHS No-Match Rule

Unions and other organizations file lawsuit to block the new No-Match Rule implemented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The AFL-CIO, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and the Central Labor Council of Alameda County recently filed a lawsuit to stop the new No-Match rule which is to go into effect September 14, 2007. The lawsuit was filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of California as AFL-CIO, et al. v. Chertoff, et al. (N.D. Cal. Case No. 07-CV-4472 CRB).

On August 31, 2007 the Court issued a restraining order against the DHS and SSA, restraining the two departments from implementing the final No-Match rule.  The order is in place until at the minimum October 1, 2007 when the hearing continues.  Due to the restraining order the 2006 No-Match letters from the SSA will also be delayed.

For additional information concerning the DHS No-Match Rule please see our past blog entry and/or go to ICE’s Safe Harbor / Information on No-Match website at: http://www.ice.gov/partners/safeharbor/index.htm.