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Posted on 03/26/2010 6:53:57 PM PDT by GailA
A new attempt at immigration reform may require a biometric ID card for all working Americans. Privacy advocates aren't pleased
National identification cards, long feared by privacy advocates, may soon become mandatory for American workers. In a bipartisan effort to curb the hiring of illegal immigrants, Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have proposed legislation that, if passed, will require all working Americans to carry biometric ID cards containing fingerprint records and other personal information. Sen. Schumer calls the measure "the nub of solving the immigration dilemma." But Chris Calabrese, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer, warns the cards would be a "massive invasion" of privacy. Are national ID cards the solution to our immigration woes or an unacceptable intrusion into our lives? (Watch Ron Paul chime in on the national ID card debate)
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Senators Unveil Yet Another Flawed National ID Card Plan 3-22-2010
Moreover, Schneier adds: [B]iometrics are easy to steal. You leave your fingerprints everywhere you touch, your iris scan everywhere you look. Regularly, hackers have copied the prints of officials from objects they've touched, and posted them on the Internet. We haven't yet had an example of a large biometric database being hacked into, but the possibility is there. Biometrics are unique identifiers, but they're not secrets.
Thursday, March 11, 2010 National I. D. Card = Police State
” Your Papers, please!!!”
Get the cards for illegals.
Big Brother will be watching everything you do with this card....
This will be the proverbial straw that broke the camels back.
The people proposing this are not opposed to the hiring of illegals are they?
Add on your bamacare card info on a chip and embed it!
Guess the best place? Your forehead!!!!
You won’t be able to buy or sell without a number. Stuff is happening everyday that makes me thankful I know Jesus.
We fought this crap a few years ago...666 Mark of the beast, chip under the skin is next.
i am having trouble remembering that number. What was it?? 345, 456, Ah 666. One should read about the mark of the beast. For all you atheists out there it is foretold in the Bible.
I am astounded what some politicians recommend. On occasion.
Linseed G.: the gift that keeps on giving. Thanks South Carolina!
chuckie would hire only illegals, they work cheaper.
I’ve read the last chapter! Praise GOD I’m a Child of the King!
If he ain’t the ac he’s doing a darn good impersonation.
He's already watching; this just expands his view.
“The people proposing this are not opposed to the hiring of illegals are they?”
Not only are they not opposed to hiring illegals, they’re more than happy to give the whole country to illegals. They’ve got to find someone to vote for them.
And, of course no one is surprised to see Lindsey Graham team up with Schumer on this. Looks as if Graham is just as stupid as Schumer hopes is.
Perhaps if they showed some good faith effort to solve the problem with the tools they have on hand a national ID card might be necessary.
They know that as well as we do, but they are holding the illegal immigrant population problems over our heads to use as a bargaining point.
This is a huge problem, but it’s caused by the failure of the federal government to use the tools that they already have. Their first response to any problem is to figure out how it can be used to benefit one of their pet projects or goals.
I get tired of hearing them say we can’t send 10 million illegal immigrants packing. BS, we could if we wanted to, but that would solve the problem without any new laws.
Get serious, do the heavy lifting to identify the ones who are here illegally, stop the silly sanctuary city policies and come down hard on employers who make it lucrative for an illegal to risk life and limb to get here.
How ‘bout we just try it for a while and see what happens!
Lawmakers Eyeing National ID Card
* By David Kravets Email Author
* March 23, 2010 |