"A new report, released by the Chief Justice Earl Warren
Institute on Law & Social Policy at UC Berkeley School of Law, is a
first-ever in-depth analysis of the costs of establishing a biometric
employment identity card. Hard to BELIEVE: The High Cost of a Biometric
Identity Card finds that a biometric ID card would not only have a
price tag of over $40 billion in initial
costs, but also $3 billion in ongoing annual expenditures. The study finds that such a card would infringe
on Americans’ civil liberties, and fail to stop the employment of undocumented immigrants." - Warren Institute, Feb. 9, 2012.