A plan by Senate Democratic leaders to reform the nation’s immigration laws ran into strong opposition from civil liberties defenders before lawmakers even unveiled it Thursday.
Democratic leaders have proposed requiring every worker in the nation to carry a national identification card with biometric information, such as a fingerprint, within the next six years, according to a draft of the measure.
But somehow someone being stopped for a separate suspicion and being unable to produce citizenship documentation after is outrageous. With all due respect, durr?
(Read the law here. Come on. You can read a Twilight or Harry Potter book but you can’t read a 16-page law?)
Mark it down in the history books, I agree with the ACLU on this:
The American Civil Liberties Union, a civil liberties defender often aligned with the Democratic Party, wasted no time in blasting the plan.
“Creating a biometric national ID will not only be astronomically expensive, it will usher government into the very center of our lives. Every worker in America will need a government permission slip in order to work. And all of this will come with a new federal bureaucracy — one that combines the worst elements of the DMV and the TSA,” said Christopher Calabrese, ACLU legislative counsel.
“America’s broken immigration system needs real, workable reform, but it cannot come at the expense of privacy and individual freedoms,” Calabrese added.
Sorry ACLU, that’s the reason they want to do it: to create a new federal bureaucracy.
We have drivers licenses and social security cards, we don’t need this ridiculousness. The problem with much of the current law isn’t that it doesn’t address enough, it’s that modern society fails to interpret it properly.
The beauty of this oxymoronic stance, pro national ID card and against AZ law, is supreme.