Saturday, May 22, 2010

Introducing The Really Green Card

Published: May 12, 2010

It's called a ''green card,'' but the identification that the authorities issue to lawful permanent residents has been white, pink, blue and beige -- almost anything but green. Now it will be green, though that is the least high-tech feature of a redesign announced Tuesday by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The new card, which will replace those now in circulation as they are lost or renewed, incorporates holographic images, laser engraved fingerprints and radio frequency identification chips that will allow Customs and Border Protection officers at ports of entry to read the card from a distance.

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