"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 month, SSA told him to come back with a
never-ending and always different set of documents. He has produced
more than twenty official documents, but SSA has refused to issue a
Social Security number for more than a year and a half or give him an
administrative hearing. ... STCRP has filed a lawsuit that demands due process of law in the
treatment of Mr. Muñoz and all applicants. The lawsuit also includes
claims for illegal and irregular practices, specifically that the Social
Security Administration ignored its own guidelines in evaluating
various documents that Mr. Muñoz produced. The suit demands that SSN
issue the number immediately or hold an administrative hearing." - South Texas Civil Rights Project, Jan. 4, 2012.
"Munoz says he's been trying to get his Social Security card for three
years. He says the Social Security Administration doesn't say no and
they don't say yes. Eliott Tucker and the South Texas Civil Rights Project are representing Munoz against the Social Security Administration. Tucker tells us people usually get their Social Security numbers when
they are children. Its harder when you are an adult. The law says the
agency has to give you a number if you produce the right paperwork.
Munoz gave the Social Security Administration copies of his IDs, birth
certificate, and school documents for every year he's been alive." - KRGV, Dec. 20, 2011.
Here's a link to the lawsuit.