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I-9 update: Social Security Administration no-match letters are back

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Starting in 1993, the Social Security Administration began sending Request for Employer Information Letters—colloquially known as “no-match letters”—when it found I-9 compliance issues, such as information on an employee’s tax documents that did not match his or her Social Security records.

The letters helped uncover and resolve clerical errors, but also helped the government identify employees and employers that were using fraudulent information to hide illegal activity.

No-match letters have been challenged in courts and, depending on an administration’s stomach for battle, they have risen and fallen in favor. The Obama administration stopped sending them in 2012.

Last year, the Trump administration resumed sending no-match letters, with the ambitious goal of mailing 225,000 notices every two weeks.

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