Immigration Law

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Expert: CBP is NOT Handing Out Social Security Numbers to Border Crossers
Posted on 5 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Josh Kelety, Associated Press, Aug. 3, 2022 "Lara Logan, a former Fox Nation host, recently claimed that U.S. Border Patrol agents are distributing Social Security numbers to immigrants at the border. A video of her comments has circulated widely... Read More

CA11 CIMT Remand: Hernandez Zarate v. Garland
Posted on 19 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hernandez Zarate v. Garland "The question presented in this appeal—one which has led to a circuit split—is whether a conviction for falsely representing a social security number, see 42 U.S.C. § 408(a)(7)(B), is a CIMT. ... The... Read More

USCIS Expands Partnership with Social Security Administration
Posted on 9 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Aug. 9, 2021 "USCIS announced today that applicants filing for lawful permanent resident status are now able to apply for a Social Security number (SSN) or replacement card as part of the adjustment of status application process. Previously... Read More

SSA Discontinues "No-Match" Letters
Posted on 6 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From the "Educational Correspondence to Employers" pulldown on this undated SSA web post : "In March of 2019, we began mailing notifications to employers identified as having at least one name and combination submitted on Form W-2 that... Read More

Like Social Security? Medicare? Increased Immigration Can Save Them
Posted on 4 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

National Immigration Forum, Feb. 2021 - Room to Grow "An increase in net immigration is necessary to address demographic realities and avert socioeconomic decline, the authors of a new report from the National Immigration Forum find. Room to... Read More

Angelo Paparelli on SSA No-Match
Posted on 16 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo Paparelli, May 16, 2019 Immigration Haunting: Social Security Administration Resumes Issuing No-Match Notices " Seyfarth Synopsis: The Social Security Administration has once again resumed issuing No-Match notices to employers. The notices... Read More

Expelled Nazis Collecting Millions in Social Security
Posted on 20 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Denzinger, 90, is among dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards who collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States, an AP investigation found. The payments flowed through a legal... Read More

Social Security POMS Updates: April 30, 2013
Posted on 3 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

RM 10213 TN 03 : "This transmittal updates the 10-day hold procedure for verifying evidence of alien status for a Social Security number (SSN) utilizing the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program through the Enumeration system... Read More

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

Timing is Everything: Getting Your Driver’s License or Social Security Number
Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[Source: ] To: All SEVIS Users Date: January 17, 2012 Re: Timing is Everything: Getting Your Driver’s License or Social Security Number Number: 1112-05 Comments To comment... Read More

CA7 on CIMT, False Use of SSN: Arias v. Lynch
Posted on 24 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arias v. Lynch, Aug. 24, 2016 - "We grant the petition and remand the case to the Board for further proceedings. Arias was convicted under a statute making it a federal crime to misrepresent a social security number to be one’s own “for... Read More

SSA Actuary on Financial Effects of Immigration Executive Action
Posted on 3 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I am writing in response to your request for estimates of the financial effects on Social Security of the President’s Executive Actions for immigration announced November 20, 2014. The preliminary estimates and analysis provided in this letter... Read More

America citizen sues for Social Security number
Posted on 4 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Carlos Muñoz, born in Pharr, Texas, filed an application and produced numerous documents, including a Texas birth certificate, but only ever got the runaround from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Time after time, month after... Read More

The Future of a Generation: How New Americans Will Help Support Retiring Baby Boomers
Posted on 20 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When it comes to the impending retirement of the baby boomers, U.S. policymakers must think beyond the current economic downturn and look at the decades that will follow. In doing so, they must recognize two fundamental truths about the economics... Read More

Social Security Cards for DACA Grantees
Posted on 13 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"If the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants you Deferred Action status and employment authorization, you may be eligible for a Social Security number. After you receive your Employment Authorization Card (I-766) from USCIS, you... Read More