One of the biggest hurdles in the US's battle with illegal immigration of late has been employers complaining of roadblocks to determining the status of prospective employees. Cnet's got word on a bill to fix that:|
All employers--at least 7 million, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce--would be required to verify identity documents provided by both existing employees and potential hires, the legislation says. The data, including Social Security numbers, would be provided to Homeland Security, on penalty of perjury, and the government databases would provide a work authorization confirmation within three business days. If it passes - and if it works correctly - it'll be a great step.