New visas and Green Cards would be issued by the immigration officials in the United States in order to stop fraudulent activities from being conducted. The new Green Cards would have the electronically embedded information and photos. This amendment has been brought about it make it tougher for the forgery of visas and Green Cards.
The new documents would contain holographic images along with laser engraved fingerprints. These are the recent security upgrades which are now a part of the new US Green Cards. With these, new citizenship certificates would also be given with a fresh set of features which would prevent them from being forged and tampered.
On the other hand, as per the critics, these upgrades in security are of no use till the amends are not brought about in the application processes for the US visas and the Green Card. According to Steven Camarota, Research Director, Center for Immigration Services, the applications for the visa and the Green Card have to be further investigated. With the rubber stamping in place, the new card issued is nothing more than the process of verification which tends to be missed out on.
According to Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, his department is very serious when it comes to the security of the applications pertaining to visa and Green Card. This is the highest priority for his agency especially when it comes to the national security and preventing against any form of fraudulent activities.