Tag: Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham Submits Indefinite Detention Legislation to White House

Sen. Lindsey Graham has provided the White House with a draft of proposed legislation allowing for the indefinite detention of suspects against whom no charges have been filed. The ACLU responds:

The American Civil Liberties Union believes that detaining individuals indefinitely without charging them with a crime or providing them a meaningful opportunity to challenge their detention is un-American and violates our commitment to due process and the rule of law.

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Lindsey Graham and Chuck Schumer Propose National ID Cards

As part of their immigration reform legislation, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Chuck Schumer are proposing all Americans get national ID cards. The cards would be high-tech social security cards and required to obtain employment in the U.S.

“We would require all U.S. citizens and legal immigrants who want jobs to obtain a high-tech, fraud-proof Social Security card. Each card’s unique biometric identifier would be stored only on the card; no government database would house everyone’s information,” they said. “The cards would not contain any private information, medical information or tracking devices. The card would be a high-tech version of the Social Security card that citizens already have.”

The problem: It will be expanded far beyond that purpose: [More...]

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