DHS Proposes Rescission of No-Match Letter Rule

74 Fed. Reg. 41801 (August 18, 2009)

On August 19, 2009, DHS published a proposed rule to rescind the no-match letter rule that it promulgated in August, 2007. As a result of litigation, implementation of that rule had been enjoined since October 10, 2007. In introducing the rescission proposal, DHS stated that after further consideration, rather than pursue the no-match letter route, it would instead “focus its enforcement efforts relating to the employment of aliens not authorized to work in the United States on increased compliance through improved verification, including participation in E-Verify, ICE Mutual Agreement Between Government and Employers (IMAGE), and other programs.” Comments on the proposed rescission are due by September 18, 2009. For additional background on the rule, read NAFSA's no-match rule update page.
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