If President Obama were to propose anything like the mandatory permission-to-work lists contained in the Alabama Anti-immigration bill, I would expect to hear howls and cries that such proves the President is the Anti-Christ. (Take a second and Google “Obama is Anti-Christ”: 4.6 million results) I am sure proof-citations to Revelation 13:15-18 would fill fundraiser e-mails and talk-show programs:
Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.
However, because “conservative” Republicans passed these Big Brother provisions, all is safe and good and well. No worries right? According to this report, we should be worried; not because the President is the prophetic Anti-Christ, but because of serious privacy concerns of this type legislation involved in E-Verify.
Privacy advocates are growing increasingly worried that a system meant to identify illegal immigrants will morph into a Big Brother-style high-tech ID database of all Americans. . .
The program makes sense to proponents of illegal immigration control, but some privacy advocates are worried this is only the first step toward a commingling of personal information of everybody in the United States.
A joint FBI-DHS PowerPoint presentation—provided to Whispers by groups involved in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against DHS—indicates Secure Communities is a test case for a larger FBI biometric database initiative called “Next Generation Identification,” or NGI. It is being built to replace the FBI’s current fingerprint database with more robust records like palm prints, photos of tattoos and scars, iris scans, and facial imaging.
Due to the Alabama Anti-Immigrant Law, every employer and ultimately every employee will need pass through E-verify to remain eligible to work.
Lillie Coney, associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, worries about a lack of transparency and oversight in implementing such a broad database. “It’s not just about what it is that is private,” Coney says. “It’s the rules that are out there to protect the individual and the society from abuse and misuse of that information. We just don’t have that.”