Thursday, March 11, 2010

A national ID card in 2010?

A new attempt at immigration reform may require a biometric ID card for all working Americans. Privacy advocates aren't pleased.

Would it be an invasion of privacy to make all Americans carry an ID, complete with their fingerprints? Photo: Corbis

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National identification cards, long feared by privacy advocates, may soon become mandatory for American workers. In an bipartisan effort to curb the hiring of illegal immigrants, Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have proposed legislation that, if passed, will require all working Americans to carry biometric ID cards containing fingerprint records and other personal information.
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