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Grant Sovern quoted in ‘No match’ letters get second delay

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Employers remain on hold as a federal court in California continues its temporary restraint on Social Security "no-match" letters.

The court said late Monday it would extend the restraining order for 10 days while it considers a government attempt to clamp down on undocumented immigrant workers through businesses whose employees don't match up with federal administrative files. A lawsuit challenging the move was filed by a number of groups, including the AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

"I'm just telling people, 'Well, hold on. You don't have to make a decision because you shouldn't get any of these letters,'" said Grant Sovern, an immigration attorney at the Madison office of Quarles & Brady.

Originally published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 2, 2007