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Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform

This is really scary stuff from 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.

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Justice Dept. Sues Arizona Over Its Immigration Law

“The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Arizona to challenge a new state law intended to combat illegal immigration, arguing that it would undermine the federal government’s pursuit of terrorists, gang members and other criminal immigrants.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/07/us/07immig.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Yeah, because the federal government is working really, really hard at pursuing criminal immigrants (maybe this is why they can’t be bothered with pursuing illegal immigrants –  they’re just way too busy pursuing criminal immigrants)

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