Snopes reason sounds very shakey.
by James Denison - 9/15/11 9:02 AM
In Reply to: According to Snopes by JP Bill
For one thing they are wrong about the issuance of SS numbers based on region, they were particular numbers for particular regions, and their blurp about someone getting a SS# from outside the region they lived at is more apologetics they always do for Obama on everything.
As for anyone getting a SS#, I believe immigrants get a "Tax Payer Identification" number, which is something different.
"What if I need a number for other reasons
If you are not authorized by DHS to work in the United States,
you can get a Social Security number only if you can prove you need it
for a valid non-work reason. That might happen, for example, if a
state or federal law requires you to have a Social Security number to
obtain benefits to which you have already established entitlement.
If you need a number for tax purposes and you are not authorized to work in the United States, you can apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Visit IRS in person or call the IRS toll-free number, 1-800-TAXFORM (1-800-829-3676), and request Form W-7, Application For An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number."
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