It’s not enough that illegal immigrants are the new boogeyman in the U.S., Congress may be warming up towith RFID chip implants.
Scott Silverman — chairman and CEO of Applied Digital — says people in Washington who are keen to the idea of tracking immigrants as if they were little more than livestock:
“It’s an election at the part of the immigrant or an election on the part of the government,” he explained.
“We have talked to many people in Washington about using it.”
Silverman then tried to make it sound like he would be doing immigrants a favor by implanting a tracking device in their bodies, saying the chips would be “a benefit to the person that’s in the guest worker program because if you leave your card at home or you leave it at your work, you’re not going to be able to go back and forth across the border.”
Who knows if the plan will gain traction in Congress, but you can bet that with talk already hitting the wire on support for a national DNA database, mandatory RFID chipping of immigrants and legal citizens can’t be too far behind in the curve.