Preserve the Child Support System: Don’t Let the New Hire Database be Hijacked for Immigrant Employment Verification


Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Vicki Turetsky

Research Area: Labor; Social conditions

Type: Brief

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.