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The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system. Buried in the more than 800 pages of the bipartisan legislation (.pdf) is language mandating the creation of the innocuously-named “photo tool,” a massive federal database administered by the Department of Homeland Security and containing names, ages, Social Security numbers and photographs of everyone in the country with a driver’s license or other state-issued photo ID. Employers would be obliged to look up every new hire in the database to verify that they match their photo.
Originally posted by chrismarco
reply to post by schadenfreude
Well how the hell else are you going to track people who belong in the country? Folks that don't drive need not have a drivers license...they could use a social security number but I'm thinking a photo ID in a database may be more accurate when identifying someone...just my two cents