Thursday, April 17, 2008
The Low-Wage Immigrant Worker Coalition has sent out this important message on the opportunity to comment on the proposed DHS SSA No-Match Rule that would be the basis for an important aspect of ICE enforcement.
Comments Urgently Needed!
As many of you know, DHS published its proposed rule regarding No-Match letters in the Federal Register on Wednesday, March 26th. Although they did make small changes, they have basically re-submitted the same flawed rule which was preliminarily enjoined by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in October of last year.
We now have less then 10 days to submit comments to let DHS know we oppose their rule but less then 300 comments have been submitted. We need to generate as many comments as we can. The deadline to submit comments is April 25. Please take a few minutes to submit comments now. Forward this message as widely as possible and urge others to submit comments.
We have posted several model comments on the Low-Wage Immigrant Worker (LWIW) Coalition's website (http://www.lwiw.org/SSA_NM/lwiw_comments.htm) and instructions on how to submit comments. We now have Spanish comments available as well as postcards.
If you submit your own comments please be sure include the Docket Number in your comments - ICEB-2006-0004.
Click here for NILC's Talking Points about the new Supplemental Proposed Rule
Summary of the DHS Supplemental Rule on No-Match Letters
Facts About the Social Security "No-Match" Letter
Click here for a copy of DHS' Proposed Rule
If you have any questions please contact Mike Munoz at firstname.lastname@example.org.