One New Haven, Conn., lawyer calls the latest government attempt to deal with undocumented workers “a hot issue” among employers. A Stamford, Conn., immigration attorney predicted the law change could be “catastrophic” to the region’s workforce.

At issue is a letter sent by the Social Security Administration when an employee’s name and Social Security number on W-2 forms fails to match information in government records. Employees are then supposed to work with the agency to clear up discrepancies.

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