U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D – N.Y.) is proposing biometric Social Security cards as a way to better curb illegal immigration into the country, according to a Newsday article.
Schumer has taken over as chairman of the Senate immigration subcommittee from Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and may play a more important role in immigration policy.
The senator plans to separate illegal from legal immigrants with “the linchpin: a biometric Social Security card that includes digital records of personal characteristics.”
It’s not clear from the article how the biometric ID card would be used.
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