July 21, 2009
On behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a nonpartisan public
interest organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of
individuals, and its hundreds of thousands of members, activists, and fifty-three
affiliates nationwide, we urge you to opposes any proposals that expand or
mandate electronic employment verification. The Senate Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security has scheduled a
hearing entitled, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ensuring a Legal Workforce: What Changes Should be Made
to Our Current Employment Verification System?Ã¢â‚¬Â? on Tuesday, July 21, 2009.
The ACLU is particularly concerned about any proposals advancing a biometricbased
employment verification system, and urges you to oppose any type of
biometric-based verification or national worker ID system in any
Comprehensive Immigration Reform (Ã¢â‚¬Å“CIRÃ¢â‚¬Â?) proposal.