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It doesn’t get much better when looking at the individual states although I only have data going back to the fourth quarter of 2009 (Table 1).
Over the course of E-Verify’s mandate on the state level, compliance with the program has not improved (Figure 2).
That move immediately increased the value of having an SSN, even if it was fraudulent.
The result, after 1986, was a massive boom in the creation and sale of black market SSNs, identity theft, and voluntary identity loans that allow employers to obey the letter of the law when collecting I-9 forms and for illegal immigrants to continue to work.
A flag raised by either database returns a “tentative non-confirmation,” requiring the employee and employer to sort out whatever error has been flagged.
The peak compliance rate for each state was 67 percent in Arizona in the third quarter of 2015, 66 percent in Alabama in the first quarter of 2016, 62 percent in the first quarter of 2015, and 53 percent in the third quarter of 2013.
That is a low level of compliance for a program that is supposed to stop the hiring of illegal immigrants.
Nancy Berryhill, an Acting Commissioner of Social Security, recently testified in front of the House Subcommittee on Social Security on the widespread use of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) beyond their intended function.
Most of her testimony concerned the history of SSNs, past security procedures, and proposed future ones.