Bob Barr labels E-Verify mandate bill as “monster” governance

Posted: September 20, 2011 in Distrust of Godzilla Govt., People Traps
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According to privacy advocate and former Congressman Bob Barr:

“Originally, the most troubling aspect of this legislation — supposed to protect the American economy against illegal immigrants being employed by U.S. businesses — was its requirement that businesses run names of job applicants through the government-run E-Verify database to ensure new hires are legally authorized to work in the United States. Although its supporters said that the bill was not a “National ID,” it clearly incorporated the potential to become just that. It even included a mandate that the government sign off on any persons hired by companies.

Now, we have learned that mission creep has already infected the legislation and dramatically broadened its reach. For example, language that purported to prohibit use of the database for purposes other than citizenship verification suddenly has been dropped. In its place, the legislation would now authorize E-Verify to be used to “protect critical infrastructure,” whatever that means.”

INDEED, MR. BARR– WHATEVER THE HELL THAT MEANS. WE MIGHT HAVE AN IDEA.

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