VeriChip Off The Old Block
On the surface, this does seem like a great idea. The VeriChip is very safe and is FDA approved for human implantation. It would be a simple, effective, and costly method to tracking immigrant workers that come into the United States. And should any Mexican guest worker happen to get "misplaced" or "lost," our government enforcement agencies could easily find them and make sure they are sent back home...safely. Isn't that nice?
I have my dogs VeriChipped. It didn't hurt, and there aren't any side effects. And the chip is very easy to use.
It is unobtrusive, since it's the size of a grain of rice. Once implanted, it actually bonds with the tissue to keep it in place. When a reader is placed over the chip, it activates it and received its encoded information. Easy schmeezie!
There is the matter of infringing upon the immigrants' privacy and civil liberties, but those are just pesky details that can be dealt with quite easily. In fact, this idea has the backing of Columbian President Alvaro Uribe. He is reported to have voiced his approval of the practice with several US Senators.
Recently, proponents of this potential solution have come up with additional uses of the implantation of such a tracking device into the bodies of seasonal workers.
One idea being thrown around is that the chip will release a painful, but not fatal, electrical shock when an immigrant worker is even thinking about impregnating our American women. The chip would be able to detect such lustful thoughts of the implantee and send a "correction" that will quickly remove such detestable desires from their foreign libidos.
The other novel modification would detect when three or more Mexican workers are congregating at any Home Depot parking lot and send an ear piercing signal that would only cease when they vacate the premises.
Scott Silverman, CEO of the VeriChip Corporation, was on Fox News Channel recently - and he said implanting immigrant workers is a FANTASTIC idea. Whom are we to argue with Mr. Silverman and the President of Columbia?
We can make getting a VeriChip the IN thing to do! I hear if you have one implanted in your arm, and you walk through an area with Wi-Fi signals, you get such a kick-ass buzz.