About the HR Initiative
Representing the views of human resource professionals in thousands of small and large U.S. employers from every sector of the economy, the Human Resource Initiative for a Legal Workforce seeks to improve the current process of employment verification by creating a secure, efficient and reliable system that will help prevent unauthorized employment, a key component of any comprehensive immigration reform effort.
As the professionals who work with the current system on a daily basis, we believe the status quo document-based employment eligibility verification system falls far short of serving our national interests, as employers cannot know if documents are real or fake. Meanwhile the current electronic verification program, known as the "Basic Pilot," can safeguard against document fraud, but is vulnerable to the growing problem of identity theft.
We support transforming the current paper-based method of employment verification with a biometrically-based electronic verification system. We believe, if adequately funded, fairly administered, and supported by state-of-the-art technology, this new system would eliminate virtually all unauthorized employment.