May 12 2010
USCIS Redesigns the Green Card
USCIS announced this week that the Permanent Resident Card, also known as the Green Card, has been redesigned to include new security components. As of yesterday, all new issued Green Cards will use this revised format.
New features include the use of optical variable ink, an embedded radio frequency identification device, laser engraved fingerprints, a tamper resistant border and a micro-image of high resolution pictures of state flags and presidents.
This redesign resulted from a collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The new cards are also green, relating more closely to the nickname for the Permanent Resident Card.