The legislation also would create a voluntary biometrics option that employers could choose to use in the verification process. This system would include a standard background check and the collection of a "biometric" characteristic -- such as a thumbprint -- to secure an employee's identity and prevent the illegal use a Social Security number, stolen or fraudulently-obtained drivers' license, or altered identification documents.
"It's easy to talk tough about illegal immigration; it's more important to do something that will make a real difference," said Meisinger. "This legislation is what's needed, and employers and employees alike will be grateful for it."
If adequately funded, the new system could eradicate virtually all unauthorized employment. It will also eliminate employment discrimination by taking the subjectivity out of the verification process.
For more information on SHRM's position, visit: http://www.shrm.org/government.
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