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Schumer’s worker ID plan raises privacy concerns

May
23

Linda Berns of the NYCLU has an opinion piece in the Journal News today about Sen. Charles Schumer’s for biometric worker IDs, a key enforcement provision in his framework for immigration reform. She writes,

Essentially, this proposal would force American citizens to obtain the government’s permission to start a job. It would set the framework for a national identification system that will enable the government to track our daily activities and pry into our private lives.

Here is the document (pdf) describing the Democrats’ immigration framework.

By the way the Washington Post has a long profile on Schumer, looking at his shot at becoming majority leader if Harry Reid loses his seat.

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 at 12:24 pm by Leah Rae. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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