Testimony of Christopher Calabrese, Counsel to the ACLU Technology and Liberty Project, Opposing a National ID System and Mandatory Employment Verification as Part of Any Comprehensive Immigration Reform Proposal

Document Date: July 21, 2009
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Chairman Schumer, Ranking Member Cornyn and Subcommittee Members, on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), America’s oldest and largest civil liberties organization, and its more than half a million members, countless addition supporters and activists, and 53 affiliates across the country, we are pleased to submit this testimony. The ACLU writes to oppose any legislative proposal that would impose a mandatory electronic employment eligibility verification pre-screening system or biometric based national identity system on America’s workforce.

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