DHS enforcing new rule on employee identification
The Miami-Dade Aviation Department has issued a notice warning that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun enforcing tough new rules that require employers to fire workers who use false or inaccurate Social Security numbers.
The notice said the Social Security Administration expects to issue about 140,000 'no match' letters to employers, notifying them about workers whose names and numbers do not match agency records.
Effective Aug. 10, if employers cannot verify the authenticity of those workers' Social Security numbers within 90 days, the workers must be fired. If not, employers face a penalty of $10,000 per undocumented worker.
Federal officials say they will be stepping up the number of raids across the country to find workers without proper social security documentation.
The Social Security Administration has noted that the new rules apply not only to illegal immigrants, but also to millions of U.S. citizens that have discrepancies in their Social Security status.