Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by stg58, May 12, 2013.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Damn'it I pay my taxes I want a full DNA fetch from all and tracking chips implanted in all of us...
    None of this half arse crap!

    This is the hope and change I voted for....7 or 8 times under false ID...

    Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform | Threat Level |

    The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system.
    Buried in the more than 800 pages of the bipartisan legislation (.pdf) is language mandating the creation of the 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 or other state-issued photo ID.
    Employers would be obliged to look up every new hire in the database to verify that they match their photo.
    This piece of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act is aimed at curbing employment of undocumented immigrants. But privacy advocates fear the inevitable mission creep, ending with the proof of self being required at polling places, to rent a house, buy a gun, open a bank account, acquire credit, board a plane or even attend a sporting event or log on the internet. Think of it as a government version of Foursquare, with Big Brother cataloging every check-in.
    “It starts to change the relationship between the citizen and state, you do have to get permission to do things,” said Chris Calabrese, a congressional lobbyist with the American Civil Liberties Union. “More fundamentally, it could be the start of keeping a record of all things.”
    For now, the legislation allows the database to be used solely for employment purposes. But historically such limitations don’t last. The Social Security card, for example, was created to track your government retirement benefits. Now you need it to purchase health insurance.
    “The Social Security number itself, it’s pretty ubiquitous in your life,” Calabrese said.
    David Bier, an analyst with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, agrees with the ACLU’s fears.
    “The most worrying aspect is that this creates a principle of permission basically to do certain activities and it can be used to restrict activities,” he said. “It’s like a national ID system without the card.”
  2. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    New World _ _ _ _ _.
  3. CaboWabo5150

    CaboWabo5150 Hell's coming with me

    I'll mail em' a biometric sample... Stool should be fine right ?
  4. franks71vw

    franks71vw Monkey+++

    look up global entry how do you think they store the information that gives you a green light... just saying
  5. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    I could give them another "Sample" for comparison....
    franks71vw likes this.
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