The Trump administration on Wednesday announced it would soon issue a new, redesigned green card for legal immigrants that will be more secure and more resistant to fraud.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it would start issuing the new cards on May 1, and that the cards would use "enhanced graphics and fraud-resistant security features."
"The new card designs demonstrate USCIS' commitment to continue taking a proactive approach against the threat of document tampering and fraud," USCIS said. "They are also part of an ongoing effort between USCIS, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to enhance document security and deter counterfeiting and fraud."
USCIS said the new green cards would display a person's picture on both sides of the card, and show an image of the Statue of Liberty. Employment Authorization Documents will also include photos of the authorized person, and show a picture of a bald eagle.
Both sets of documents will also include holographic images, and will no longer display the person's signature, a move that could make it harder for people's signatures to be forged.
USCIS said older green cards and EAD papers would remain valid until they expire, after which they will be replaced by the new, redesigned versions.