Sens. Schumer and Graham team up on National ID Card and Immigration Reform

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)  and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have teamed up to work on comprehensive immigration reform that included developing a new Social Security Card that includes bio-metric information like finger prints for every U.S. Citizen.  Some critics are calling the New ID a national Identification care  that tends to be unpopular amount moderates and conservatives in America.

The rational for the new card is that if a tamper proof bio-metric card was issued to US Citizens and required for employment, it would make it more difficult for illegals to get a job in the United States.  The argument is that if illegals can not get work. they would be less likely to make the track to the United States.

Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker.

The ID card plan is one of several steps advocates of an immigration overhaul are taking to address concerns that have defeated similar bills in the past.

The uphill effort to pass a bill is being led by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), who plan to meet with President Barack Obama as soon as this week to update him on their work. An administration official said the White House had no position on the biometric card.

“It’s the nub of solving the immigration dilemma politically speaking,” Mr. Schumer said in an interview. The card, he said, would directly answer concerns that after legislation is signed, another wave of illegal immigrants would arrive. “If you say they can’t get a job when they come here, you’ll stop it.”

via Worker ID Card at Center of Immigration Plan – WSJ.com.

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