E-Verify Linked to State DMV and Public Safety Offices
Effective 2-1-15, the state joined the RIDE program (Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify). The program links E-Verify with state departments of motor vehicles offices and public safety offices. It allows E-Verify to validate the authenticity of driver’s licenses and state identification cards that employees present as identity documents for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The program aims to reduce document fraud and boost the accuracy of employment eligibility verification by E-Verify. Florida, Idaho, Iowa, and Mississippi also participate in the program.