ACLU Letter to Senate in Opposition to a Biometric-Based Employment Verification System in Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Document Date: July 21, 2009

On behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a nonpartisan publicinterest organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights ofindividuals, and its hundreds of thousands of members, activists, and fifty-threeaffiliates nationwide, we urge you to opposes any proposals that expand ormandate electronic employment verification. The Senate JudiciarySubcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security has scheduled ahearing entitled, “Ensuring a Legal Workforce: What Changes Should be Madeto Our Current Employment Verification System?‒? on Tuesday, July 21, 2009.The ACLU is particularly concerned about any proposals advancing a biometricbasedemployment verification system, and urges you to oppose any type ofbiometric-based verification or national worker ID system in anyComprehensive Immigration Reform (“CIR‒?) proposal.

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