In October 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the following
I-688s were all expired and they would no longer verify the alien information found
I-688 (Temporary Resident Card)
I-688A (Employment Authorization Card)
I-688B (Employment Authorization Card).
Further, on December 1, 2009, DHS removed the forms from the list of acceptable documents
found in the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) I-MAIN Production
and the SAVE Initial Verification document list.
Based on the DHS decision
in December 2009, SSA updated SSNAP and SS-5 Assistant to remove the I-688s as evidence
on January 6, 2010, SSA instructed the FOs to no longer accept any variation of the
I-688 as evidence for age, identity, or work-authorized lawful alien status for an
RM 10211.420, for I-766, Employment Authorization Document, the only acceptable employment authorization