USCIS launched a new photo screening tool that will help employers comply with immigration law while also strengthening worksite enforcement. E-Verify, formerly known as the Basic Pilot employment eligibility verification program, is a free Web-based system that works by electronically comparing new employee information taken from the Form I-9 against more than 425 million records in the Social Security Administration’s database and more than 60 million records in the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration database. More than 23,000 employers are currently enrolled in the program—with more than 2,000 more joining each month—and will now be able to access the new photo screening tool to more accurately verify a new non-citizen employee’s identity. The photo tool allows the employer to compare identical photos—the individual’s photograph on the Employment Authorization Document or Permanent Resident Card (green card) against the image stored in USCIS’ databases, which contain nearly 15 million images of individual documents. Employers currently participating in E-Verify will be trained through a mandatory refresher tutorial that launches automatically on the system on September 17, 2007. New employers who register after that date will be trained by an updated E-verify manual, tutorial, and memorandum of understanding.