This bill would force all workers, foreigners and citizens, to carry a national ID card.
The advantage of this ID card, which would include biometric information such as fingerprints or eye scans, is that it would avoid the targeting of foreigners. The disadvantage is that it would target all of us, stripping us of one of our last remaining curtains of privacy.
Hole in the wall. The ACLU already is complaining about the new bill, and it should be. But the legislation brings us back to basics. Do we enforce the requirement that foreigners and people likely to be foreigners show reliable ID papers? Or do we finish that wall at the border? Or both.
The serious solutions are obvious. Let’s see if anyone in this lost government can get serious.