Want to Work in the U.S.? New Immigration Bill Would Require You to Get Biometric I.D. Card

Posted on March 8, 2010

From Fox News:

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.

Why is it that the solution proposed by government involves law-abiding citizens and legal immigrants surrendering more of their privacy? 

As stated in the article, this idea would require the fingerprinting of every citizen and legal immigrant, plus the possible surrender of other personal information, in order to obtain work.  This information, as correctly pointed out by privacy advocates in the article, would be kept on record with the likelihood of it being spread to other areas of government. 

Why are those who don’t break the rules the ones to be treated like criminals?