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Could U.S. Immigration Reform Include a National Biometric Database?

Posted By adans On May 10, 2013 @ 3:35 pm In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Adam Vrankuli
BioMetric Update [1]
May 10, 2013

Reports are emerging today regarding the possibility of a national biometric database of U.S. adults, following references to a “photo tool” administered by the Department of Homeland Security in immigration reform measures currently in front of the U.S. Senate.

According to a report in Wired published this morning [2], buried in the legislation – called Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act [3] – is “language mandating the creation of an 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 of other state-issued photo ID.”

Under the new system, employers would have to cross-reference new hires in the database to ensure they really are who they claim to be.

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[1] BioMetric Update: http://www.biometricupdate.com/201305/could-u-s-immigration-reform-include-a-national-biometric-database/

[2] According to a report in Wired published this morning: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/05/immigration-reform-dossiers/

[3] Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act: http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/legislation/EAS13500toMDM13313redline.pdf

[4] Guess What’s Hidden in the Immigration Bill? A National Biometric Database for Citizens: http://www.prisonplanet.com/guess-what%e2%80%99s-hidden-in-the-immigration-bill-a-national-biometric-database-for-citizens.html

[5] Immigration reform hiding a plan requiring biometric national ID card for all US workers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/immigration-reform-hiding-a-plan-requiring-biometric-national-id-card-for-all-us-workers.html

[6] Call For World Biometric Database: http://www.prisonplanet.com/call-for-world-biometric-database.html

[7] Immigration Bill Includes Biometric National ID Card For All Americans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/immigration-bill-includes-biometric-national-id-card-for-all-americans.html

[8] French Constitutional Court Bans Law Enforcement Use of National Biometric ID Database: http://www.prisonplanet.com/french-constitutional-court-bans-law-enforcement-use-of-national-biometric-id-database.html

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