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OI 290.1 Department of Health and Human Services.
Social Security Cards. If any alien for whom Form I-213 is prepared has a social security number, the number must be recorded in the appropriate space on the Form I-213. This includes all such aliens who are or have been employed, have applied for any social entitlement benefit or have used the number for nonwork purposes. Since a social security numbers is necessary in these instances, the numbers (and card, if available) must be obtained from the alien, employer, source of entitlement, or institution.
To reduce disbursement of entitlement benefits, legible copies of Forms I-213 pertaining to nonimmigrant aliens who have violated their status and aliens who have entered without inspection will be submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Specifically, social security cards whether counterfeit, altered, held by imposters or issued by the Social Security Administration are to be taken from all deportable aliens (except legal permanent resident aliens) including those granted volun
tary departure prior to a deportation hearing, and forwarded to regional offices of Inspectors General of HHS, along with the corresponding copy of Form I-213. If a deportable alien provides a social security card, the number but does not possess a social security card, the number is to be recorded on the Form I-213 which is then forwarded. For those aliens accorded a deportation hearing, the social security card is to be lifted at the time the Form I-213 is prepared, placed in the "A" file which is then
flagged for the attention of Detention and Deportation officers who will forward the social security card and a copy of the Form I-213 to HHS when the alien is found deportable. This applies to those aliens granted voluntary departure at a hearing as well as to those ordered deported.
These Forms I-213 will clearly reflect the sector/office three letter code, and will have attached any social security card (or facsimile card) found in possession of the alien. Each week sectors are to forward Forms I-213 with attached documents to the correlating district offices. Likewise, suboffices will forward weekly this same material to their parent district offices.
HHS has agreed that on a monthly basis its regional offices will provide INS district offices with a report regarding this information. The data in each case will include the alien's name, social security number utilized and monthly and annualized entitlement payments avoided. District offices will track entitlement information received from HHS pertaining to its own and Border Patrol apprehensions on Form G-23.19, lines 514F and 514I. District offices are to provide suboffices with the data received
from HHS for inclusion in the separate Form G-23.19 assembled by the suboffice.
Social Security Administration. Form G-139 shall be used to request information from the Social Security Administration concerning the identity and location of an alien. The address being sought must reasonably be expected to be contained in the alien's initial application (SS-5) for a social security number. The form may be handprinted in legible block capital letters and shall be forwarded to the Baltimore office of this Service. After the Social Security records have been checked by the Social Secur
ity Administration, the Baltimore office will return the form. Any inquiry concerning a Form G-139 requesting information from Social Security records, or a response thereto, shall be sent only to the district director of the Baltimore office. The Social Security Administration will not make a check for a record unless the request shows the subject to be an alien. Information furnished by the Social Security Administration is for the use of this Service only and may not be disclosed to any individual or