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E-Verify to Lock Theft-ridden SSNs: We Should All Worry
Posted on 20 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[I]t appears that the lockdown is a crude tool that will affect the proper owner of the SSN as well as the imposters who have stolen it. The lockdown apparently will cause anyone-- even the worker to whom the SSN properly is assigned-- to be given... Read More

E-Verify's New Lock: Like it or Not, This is a Big Deal!
Posted on 25 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The enhancement “enables USCIS to lock a SSN that appears to have been misused, protecting it from further potential misuse in E-Verify.” What does this mean? It means that E-Verify is actually getting better at doing what it’s... Read More

Is the E-Verify SSN Lockdown Legal? - Tony Weigel
Posted on 12 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On November 18, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced the roll-out of a new feature to provide “a critical safeguard to the E-Verify system by detecting and preventing potential fraudulent use... Read More

Life After DACA: Obtaining a Social Security Number, Transferring Your Credit History, and Rescinding your ITIN
Posted on 12 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"DREAMers with deferred action are eligible to apply for a SSN and should transfer their existing credit history to that number. Additionally, DREAMers must also contact the IRS to rescind their existing ITIN as an individual cannot have an ITIN... Read More

Tags: ITIN , daca , Credit , SSN

SHRM: Why E-Verify SSN Locking Won't Work
Posted on 27 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"USCIS now proposes to use an analytical process to identify patterns of fraudulent SSN use and then lock the number in E-Verify. The Social Security Administration (SSA) would then be charged with authenticating the identity. The problem is, while... Read More

Tags: locking , E-Verify , SHRM , SSN

Advance Copy of SSA Final Rule re SSN Card Applications
Posted on 7 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This final rule adopts the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) we published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2015. This rule revises our regulations to allow applicants for a Social Security number (SSN) card to apply by completing a prescribed... Read More

USCIS to Propose SSN/DL Solution for F/M Students on 14 Sept 2012
Posted on 8 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Programs are aware of current difficulties that some F and M students have when applying for... Read More

Tags: students , sevp , USCIS , save , SSN