Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA 50th)
5th-term Republican from California.
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National Biometric ID Card

Rep. Duncan Hunter
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

February 25, 2013

 I am writing again because I heard that John McCain and Chuck Schumer are pushing for a national bio-metric ID card as a part of the Immigration reform package. Let me just quote the EFF as to why I oppose this:

"National ID cards and the databases behind them comprise the cornerstone of government surveillance systems that creates risks to privacy and anonymity. The requirement to produce identity cards on demand habituates citizens into participating in their own surveillance and social control.

Many countries are now “modernizing” their ID databases to include bio-metric identifiers that authenticate or verify identity based on physical characteristics such as fingerprints, iris, face and palm prints, gait, voice and DNA. While supporters argue that bio-metric identifiers are an efficient way to accurately identify people, bio-metrics are costly, prone to error, and present extreme risks to privacy and individual freedom."

The Federal government since 9/11 has turned into a surveillance police state. We have unconstitutional wire tapping, we have the Stellar Winds project that watches everything, we have the TSA and now you want to track us with bio-metrics? NO MORE!

I am all for immigration reform, but not at the expense of my liberty as a natural born US citizen.

Escondido , CA