January 28, 2007

Arizona taking measures to comply with federal law! Proves that proves that Social Security info can be verified! State verifying Social Security numbers of existing employees each month…WHY NOT GEORGIA?

Posted by D.A. King at 3:53 pm - Email the author   Print This Post Print This Post  

The phone number at the Georgia Governor’s office is 404 656 1776.

From AZCentral.com last year

State effort proves that Social Security info can be verified

Richard Ruelas
Republic columnist
Oct. 16, 2006

Quietly, for the past year, state officials tucked away in a non- descript building near the state Capitol have waged a small battle against illegal immigration.

What they do seems pretty simple: They check state employees’ Social Security numbers to make sure they match those on file in Washington.

But that monthly running of the numbers might prove significant in the debate over illegal immigration in Arizona.

Because it knocks down a major argument that kept state Republicans from supporting legislation last year that would crack down on employers of illegal immigrants.

Namely, it shows the database works.

Arizona started checking the names and Social Security numbers of its employees in December after Gov. Janet Napolitano signed an executive order mandating the program.

Since then, every five weeks or so, the state Department of Administration has electronically sent the names and numbers of all 42,000 state employees through the Social Security Number Verification program.

You can read more about what Arizona has done here.

You can call Governor Perdue’s office and ask if Georgia is doing the same thing here. 404 656 1776 I am.

This effort at compliance with existing laws does NOT require legislation.