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U.S. may strengthen identity verification system for workers

Publié par Clifford Armion le 22/03/2011

Shankar Vedantam

"The federal government is exploring the possibility of using a credit rating giant like Equifax to verify the identity of American workers, a move that could make it far more difficult for undocumented immigrants to get work using stolen Social Security numbers.

"The plan by the Department of Homeland Security, which is still preliminary and would probably require congressional approval, could have far-reaching consequences. The government already allows employers to check the legal status of employees using a system known as E-Verify, but hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants beat the system by using stolen Social Security numbers.

"If workers had to use the verification systems in place to apply for a mortgage or a bank account, they would not only have to present a Social Security number to an employer, but also answer questions about their personal history and financial background to establish their identity."

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"U.S. may strengthen identity verification system for workers", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2011. Consulté le 23/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/u-s-may-strengthen-identity-verification-system-for-workers