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Immigrant ‘green cards’ will actually be green

May
11

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is adding new security features to the “green cards” given to permanent U.S. residents — and is making it actually green.

Here’s the prototype.

USCIS says the card has the following security features:

Secure optical media will store biometrics for rapid and reliable identification of the card holder.  Holographic images, laser engraved fingerprints, and high resolution micro-images will make the card nearly impossible to reproduce.  Tighter integration of the card design with personalized elements will make it difficult to alter the card if stolen.  Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) capability will allow Customs and Border Protection officers at ports of entry to read the card from a distance and compare it immediately to file data.  Finally, a preprinted return address will enable the easy return of a lost card to USCIS.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 5:22 pm by Leah Rae. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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