Verification of Applicant Identity for Purposes of Employment and Public Assistance: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session on Vertification of Applicant Identity for Purposes of Employment and Public Assistance, Focusing on Certain Measures to Reduce Illegal Immigration, May 10, 1995   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the opening statement of the Hon. Alan K. Simpson: "I welcome you to this hearing and the vitally important issues of the verification of applicant identity for purposes of employment and public assistance. A big title. Boiled down it means: Are you the guy you say you are? In S. 269, the Immigrant Control and Financial Responsibility Act, we provide for a new verification system, following closely the recommendations of the Jordan Commission on Immigration Reform. This system will enable an employer or welfare provider to verify an applicant's authority to work and eligibility to receive public assistance in the United States, probably through verifying the Social Security number. The name and Social Security number of an applicant would be entered into a system using the data bases of the Social Security Administration and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. However, that alone is not enough. A system must also be able to verify that the person presenting the name and Social Security number to the prospective employer or welfare provider is not an imposter." Additional materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gilbert C. Fisher, Stephen Horn, Richard E. Jackson, Jr., Edward M. Kennedy, Steven L. Pomerantz, James A. Puleo, Robert H. Rasor, Frank Ricchiazzi, W. Marshall Rickert, Mary A. Ryan, Jack Scheidegger, and Alan K. Simpson. Additionally, the prepared statement of Mexican Legal Defense and Educational Fund, National Council of Agricultural Employers and American Farm Bureau Federation, and Richard W. Velde.

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S. Hrg. 104-727; Senate Hearing 104-727; Serial No. J-104-727
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