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

July 21, 2009
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f 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, “Ensuring a Legal Workforce: What Changes Should be Made to Our Current Employment Verification System?� 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 (“CIR�) proposal.
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