Big Brother is Watching
Brian Doherty, Reason.com & Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee (PCC) join Thom Hartmann. Americans around the nation want some sort of immigration reform. But...they should be careful what they wish for. As several media outlets are reporting - including the Wall Street Journal - as part of immigration reform - lawmakers are considering new high-tech ID cards that may soon be required by all American workers in order to prove that they are not undocumented immigrants. These "bio-metric" cards would be connected to a person's fingerprints or other unique biological trait - and would be far more difficult to forge than the current E-verify system that employers to test the citizenship status of new employees. But what effect might these new ID cards - if implemented - have on our personal privacy? Could they open the door to a Big Brother future?