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October 2013

By: Joseph H. Laverty, Esq.

On September 9, 2013 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a notice that Iowa is the fourth state to join the Records and Information from DMV’s for E-Verify (“RIDE”) program. RIDE enables Iowa employers who use E-Verifying (which is not mandatory) to confirm information from drivers’ licenses and state identification cards presented by employees as Form I-9 identity documents. Mississippi, Florida and Idaho are also RIDE participants. This makes E-Verifying more useful, but could also lead to more notices of non-matching information.

If you have any questions about Iowa joining the “RIDE” program, please contact Attorney Joseph H. Laverty of Wessels Sherman’s Davenport, Iowa office: (563) 333-9102 or email

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