National ID Debate Begins: Is It Friday Already?
Organizations love to save the last day before the weekend for potentially unpleasant news. In this case, it's the Democrats' response to stop illegal immigration: make anybody who wants to work in the USA verify their citizenship through biometrics.
Well, I'll be ... it is Friday!
Democrats have tried to make it as clear as possible that this is not a national ID card — you don't have to have it on your person at all times, you just need it to get a job in America — and in their proposal they explain that the cards will contain "biometric identifiers, in the form of templates, that definitively tie the individual user to the identity credential." But will this really solve the problem?
If I'm not mistaken, we already have state-issued identification cards. They're called driver's licenses. Yes, they're more easily faked and/or handed around to others, but this isn't like minors trying to buy alcohol. It seems to me that the larger issue remains that employers are still knowingly paying undocumented workers under the table. So work on enforcing those laws.
Oh boy, I can't wait for the next alarm to be run next Friday!