Schumer’s worker ID plan raises privacy concerns
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.
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.