Federal Judge Blocks Use of Social Numbers to Weed Out Illegal Aliens

3 09 2007

Cross posted from   The Virtuous Republic

Hopefully today’s ruling by liberal judge Maxine Chesney will be overturned rather quickly. And if there is any doubt about this judge’s political leanings, she was appointed by the slickster himself in 1995.

A federal judge in San Francisco on Friday temporarily blocked the U.S. government from starting its planned crackdown against employers who hired undocumented immigrant workers.

U.S. District Judge Maxine M. Chesney issued a temporary restraining order preventing the Social Security Administration from sending so-called no-match letters to companies whose employees’ names do not match the Social Security numbers they used when they applied for their jobs.

It also prohibits the Department of Homeland Security from fining companies that don’t act on those letters.

“This is a critical and important first step,” said Lucas Guttentag, director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project and one of the lawyers for the plaintiffs. “It means that workers will not be threatened as a result of an improper rule or inaccurate notices that were about to be sent out.”

But Homeland Security spokeswoman Laura Keehner said she believed the government strategy would ultimately be implemented .

“We are disappointed by the delay and expect to prevail once the court has the benefit of full briefings and arguments,” she said.

The letters were scheduled to be sent Tuesday to about 140,000 employers with at least 10 workers whose names and Social Security numbers don’t match. Under the Homeland Security rule, the affected companies would have to resolve any discrepancies within 90 days or face sanctions.

The judge’s ruling came two days after a coalition of labor and immigrant rights groups sued Social Security and the Department of Homeland Security.

In its lawsuit, the coalition argued that the new rule would lead to discrimination against documented and U.S. citizen workers and result in unfair firings.

The coalition, which included the AFL-CIO and the American Civil Liberties Union, also argued in the suit that the Social Security database was full of errors. Read the rest of the story.

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One response

1 11 2007
Calvin M. Wolff

I just called DHS (2:30 PM CST, Nov. 1, 2007) regarding action to appeal the San Francisco judge’s overruling of DHS using false social security numbers to weed out, by first warning employers, of illegals in their employ.

DHS says no decision has been made, whether to change the program to satisfy the judge or to appeal the decision.

I told them to appeal the judge’s ruling ASAP.

I urge you organization to barrage DHS with the same request. I also called the White House and left the same message.

I also e-mailed DHS as follows:

Illegal immigration is a serious security threat.

DHS initiated a very good program in using false Social Security numbers to identify illegals, and to warn employers accordingly.

Judge Chesney (San Francisco) used absurd reasoning to overrule that program.

Please APPEAL that decision AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Don’t leave the program in limbo. It gives the appearance of giving DHS an “out” regarding pursuit of illegal aliens.


Calvin M. Wolff
806 Chadbury Ln
Seabrook, TX 77586

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