Preserve the Child Support System: Don’t Let the New Hire Database be Hijacked for Immigrant Employment Verification
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Vicki Turetsky
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
Congress should not authorize the use of a child support data base, called the National Directory of New Hires, to establish mandatory electronic employment verification system as is proposed in the “New Employee Verification Act of 2008” (HR 5515). This use of the National Directory of New Hires will seriously undermine the goals and effectiveness of the child support system.