Chris Calabrese of the ACLU writes:
Today’s release of an immigration reform proposal from the Gang of Eight raises a host of civil liberties issues, many of which the ACLU will undoubtedly be commenting on in the coming days and weeks.
Today, I’m focusing on our concerns with one particular program, E-Verify. Currently, E-Verify is a largely voluntary system where employers can check with the Department of Homeland Security to see if someone is allowed to work. Basically it’s a giant list of everyone – immigrants and citizens – legally in the United States.
Read more on ACLU’s blog.
is a very noticeable overreach for an employment system used by small businesses. Without much stretch, it really inducts working America into a level of data and intellegence sharing which would match Philip K. Dick’s Minority Report.
It is one of the least trustworthy developments on Immigration reform.
Updated Nov. 8, 2015: the link to the bill is now 404. You can find its text and history at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:s744: