While the Social Security Administration claims the letters, which haven’t been sent since 2012, are intended to correct any filing errors that could lead to a lack of benefits for workers, some fear they are tied to the Trump Administration’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, and could lead to employers firing or mistreating identified employees.
Government Shutdown Affects E-Verify Accounts
Employers who use the federal government’s electronic employment verification system to run checks on new workers will not be able to access their accounts during the shutdown. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced key policies to minimize this burden, including suspension of the three-day-rule, and extension of when employees may resolve tentative nonconfirmations.