Now 80 years later when such bastions of freedom as Cambodia,China, Indonesia, Rwanda, Turkey and Bhutan have identity cards, two American Senators are proposing a law to require all American workers to have a biometric identity card.
Senator Schumer and Senator are crafting a law that would require all workers to have this card. They say it will help the illegal alien problem, but I suspect more nefarious reasons behind their proposal!This was instituted in the United Kingdom in 2006 when they began a program of biometric ID cards for its citizens. In 2006 the estimated cost to set-up the card program and run it for ten years was 5.4 billion pounds. That is 8.1 billion dollars in USA green backs give or take a few million!
Schumer and Graham believe this is the 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.
If this is not an issue that the ACLU and a Human Rights organizations does not jump on with both feet. I will be greatly disappointed. If you thought the Patriot Act was a diminishing of our freedoms(I do not) then this idea should make the hair on your neck stand up!
The only time Americans had to wear identity cards was during World War II when Japanese Americans were interred and had to wear tags that bore their name. An infamous time in our history that should never be allowed to happen again. If they (the Senators) really wanted to stop illegal immigration they would support strengthening our border patrol agency and deport more illegals.