Groban Quoted on Outlook for Immigration Crackdown

Staten Island Sunday Advance

Robert S. Groban, Jr., a Member of the Firm in the Labor & Employment and Litigation practices at the New York office, and National Chairperson of the firm's Immigration Law Group, was quoted in a September 30, 2007, article in the Staten Island Sunday Advance on controversy surrounding a recent crackdown on companies suspected of employing illegal immigrants. The article, "Immigration Crackdown is Fizzling," discussed the potential impact of so-called no-match letters, sent to employers with workers having unverifiable Social Security numbers, stating that they must either fire those workers within 90 days or face possible prosecution.

Groban said the letters would prompt mass firings by employers fearful of prosecution. "Smaller companies who may be operating on a model that incorporates undocumented workers are extremely nervous," he said.

Groban added that since the Social Security Administration's database is riddled with errors, "people will be wrongly fired."