Immigration bill would use IT to verify worker identity

05/28/2008 | Baxter Bulletin (Mountain Home, Ark.), The

The New Employee Verification Act would expand the Electronic Employment Verification System used to track child support enforcement by requiring employers to confirm workers' employment eligibility through the the new-hire reporting program in their states. Employers would use the IT program to verify the Social Security numbers of new workers, background checks and collect any biometric data on file -- such as a thumbprint -- to prevent identity theft. NFIB is among the supporters of the bill.

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