Immigration News Blog
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Companies get tool to track illegalsCompanies get tool to track illegals
Businesses, facing a government crackdown on hiring illegal immigrants, now have one more tool to help them verify a worker's status. The Citizenship and Immigration Services unveiled a system Tuesday that matches photographs from green cards and other immigrant work permits against a database of more than 14 million pictures. If the photos match, the employer will know that the person is using his or her own card, not a stolen or doctored one, federal officials said.
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