The Smart Card Alliance released a white paper entitled, “Securing Identity and Enabling Employment Verification: How Do Immigration Reform and Citizen Identification Align?”
The report looks at the various legislation enacted over the past 30 years and how it’s impacted identification. “A robust system of identification and secure identification documents is a key requirement that needs to be addressed in the immigration reform debate,” the paper states. “This white paper provides considerations for stakeholders in the debate on how the use of smart card and biometric technology can provide a high level of confidence in the identity of the document holder and help to validate status and entitlement.”
The proposed biometric Social Security card is also discussed. “An upgraded Social Security card incorporating biometric identity credentials enables a true authentication process that will benefit workers, employers, and government,” the report states. “Biometric identifiers link identity to the physical person, providing ‘something you are’ as part of the identification process.”
The full report can be downloaded here.