As I was writing another diary about the Kennedy-Kyl immigration bill I suddenly realized that it may contain a huge Trojan Horse.
One of the provisions requires that employer verify employment eligibility electronically before an employee starts a job. That immediately brought up some concerns about privacy and identity theft. Another concern is just plain database errors in such a huge system. Will an individual have a way to correct an incorrect listing? What happens when somebody gets accidentally deleted?
What if BushCo was considering to use this system not just to verify the right to work, but also to deny it?
Am I in tinfoil territory here? Or is the situation so bad that such a thing is even thinkable?