Excerpted from The National Law Review

As of July 31, 2017, Arizona, Maryland and Wyoming are official participants in the federal government’s E-Verify enhancement program, RIDE.

The Record and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) verifies the validity of state-issued driver’s licenses and ID card information by matching data entered by employers into E-Verify against state departments of motor vehicles records. This partnership enables E-Verify to validate the authenticity of state-issued driver’s licenses and state ID cards when provided by an employee to prove identity when completing the I-9 process.

According to USCIS, approximately 80 percent of all documents presented by employees as proof of identity during the I-9 process are driver’s licenses or ID cards. Further, USCIS states that the RIDE program helps to reduce document employment eligibility verification fraud in E-Verify.

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