Many employers are familiar with the following scenario: You hire someone, put them on payroll and deduct taxes from their checks automatically – just like you do with all employees. You then find out through an audit by U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) or by the employee coming clean that he or she is using a fake social security number. You consequently terminate employment on the grounds that they violated the company’s “honesty policy” or simply because he or she is not authorized to work in the United States. So what does Social Security do with the payments that the employee has made?
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The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently released internal guidance explaining the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) policy regarding the issuance of employment authorization documents to non-immigrants and the types of evidence that prove a non-immigrant’s eligibility to work in the U.S.
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