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A Mandatory National ID Card For Everyone: The Price For Reform?

February 21, 2013 (1 min read)

"Key senators are exploring an immigration bill that would force every U.S. worker—citizen or not—to carry a high-tech identity card that could use fingerprints or other personal markers to prove a person's legal eligibility to work.  The idea, signaled only in vaguely worded language from senators crafting a bipartisan immigration bill, has privacy advocates and others concerned that the law would create a national identity card that, in time, could track Americans at airports, hospitals and through other facets of their lives." - WSJ, Feb. 20, 2013.

[See also: The Border's In My Pocket or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The National ID]