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Biometric ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan

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Lawmakers working to craft a new comprehensive immigration bill have settled on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would eventually be required to obtain. Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker. The ID card plan is one of several steps advocates of an immigration overhaul are taking to address concerns that have defeated similar bills in the past. The uphill effort to pass a bill is being led by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), who plan to meet with President Barack Obama as soon as this week to update him on their work. An administration official said the White House had no position on the biometric card. "It's the nub of solving the immigration dilemma politically speaking," Mr. Schumer said in an interview. The card, he said, would directly answer concerns that after legislation is signed, another wave of illegal immigrants would arrive. "If you say they can't get a job when they come here, you'll stop it." The biggest objections to the biometric cards may come from privacy advocates, who fear they would become de facto national ID cards that enable the government to track citizens.

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Comment by Richard Stone
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 Why not just require everyone to have a bar code tattoo put on there arm or a RFID chip inserted in your skin. That way big brother will always know who and where you are. This is such a transparent back door way of getting the national ID shoved down our throats that no one wants. They always try to pretend that they are doing this for our own good, how considerate of them!

Comment by Anonymous
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More proof that there's no difference between regurgitants and demonics.  And, BTW, Lindsey, "we" DON'T "all have Social Security cards".