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Judge delays ruling on illegal worker plan

SAN FRANCISCO A federal judge on Monday extended for a maximum of 10 days a temporary restraining order blocking the Bush administration from implementing a plan under which the Department of Homeland Security would fine employers as much as $10,000 for failing to fire workers who did not reconcile discrepancies in their Social Security account identities within 90 days of a so-called no-match warning letter.

Some 140,000 such letters are waiting to be sent, government lawyers indicated.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said he needed more time to consider arguments for the program and against it, as made by the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit on behalf of a coalition of labor and immigrant rights groups.

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