Immigration reform could set up biometric database in U.S. (Second Coming Watch Update #345)

Immigration reform could set up biometric database in U.S. (Second Coming Watch Update #345)

According to Wired Magazine, the immigration reform measure the U.S. Senate is currently debating would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system.

According to Reuters, a militant Palestinian group in Damascus said it is forming combat units to try to recapture Israeli-occupied territory, in particular the Golan Heights, after Syrian President Bashar Assad and Hezbollah said that they would support such operations.

According to Reuters, the United Nations has said that some 800,000 people will require food aid in Niger in the coming months despite a good harvest last year due to problems supplying cereals to markets, which have pushed up prices, and an influx of Malian refugees.

According to The Associated Press, Russia defended its sales of anti-aircraft systems to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, just days after joining forces with the U.S. for a new push to end Syria's civil war through negotiations.

According to The Associated Press, Turkey's prime minister vowed on Sunday that his country won't be drawn into Syria's civil war, despite twin car bombings the government believes were carried out by a group of Turks with close ties to pro-government groups in Syria.

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