ID, immigration, politics, work

US Senate: Biometric worker ID sticker shock

Lindsey Graham: Federal ID for Workers Too Expensive (WLTX – Columbia, SC)

Senators working on a bipartisan immigration bill are likely abandoning the idea of requiring a new high-tech federal ID for workers because it’s too expensive.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says cost estimates for the biometric ID card he favors came in higher than expected. The card was intended as a way to ensure employers don’t hire illegal workers.

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