Immigration Overhaul Calls for Capturing Biometric Data of All US Citizens

March 19, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ Part of the overhaul of US immigration policy would call for new Social Security cards that would include biometric information of all citizens.

Introduced by Sens. Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham in an op-ed piece in the Washington Post, the immigration overhaul “blueprint” includes bringing in more temporary workers as the US economy demands. It also calls for all US citizens and legal immigrants to provide fingerprint or other biometric data to be included in their Social Security cards.

Employers would use the tamper-proof card and a machine reader to verify via fingerprint or eye scan that the person is both who he says he is and authorized to work in the US, the senators said.

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