January 26, 2005
IT'S NOT A NATIONAL ID CARD:
Oh sure, it will add a magnetic identification strip and identifying photo to your existing Social Security card, and you'll be required to present the new card for identification any time you want to apply for a new job. At that point, your prospective employer would then check the identification listed on your card against a national database which identifies eligible employees.
But Rep. Dreier's bill will not create a national identification card.
(Via Arthur Silber).