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Senators press national ID Card’s as immigration fix

March 11, 2013

Oregon-tax-newsSenators Consider National Biometric ID Card
By Oregon Tax News

In an attempt to deal with the immigration issue, key senators are considering a bill which would force all workers, citizens and non-citizens alike, to prove their eligibility to work via a national biometric ID card, using fingerprints or other personal markers.

Biometric ID vs. E-Verify

No firm decisions have been made, but three of the eight senators working on the bill, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.), have stated support for a national biometric ID, although they are open to other options. The goal is for employers to quickly check the legal status of an applicant and to discourage immigrants from illegally entering the country to obtain jobs. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports expanding the E-Verify System, which is currently used by only a fraction of businesses. The Chamber has not taken a position on biometric ID. E-Verify matches prospective hires with Social Security numbers and other data. However, personal ID theft can foil the system. The guidelines for the proposed bill call for workers to prove their legal status by “non-forgeable electronic means.”

Broad Opposition

The biometric ID, inferred by vague language of lawmakers working on the bi-partisan bill, has had a broad coalition of groups concerned about security and privacy issues. A 2010 press release by the ACLU cited a letter urging the President and Congress to oppose Biometric National ID. The letter states:

“Both Republicans and Democrats have opposed a National ID system. President Reagan likened a 1981 proposal to the biblical “mark of the beast,” and President Clinton dismissed a similar plan because it smacked of Big Brother.

“As happened with Social Security cards decades ago, use of such ID cards would quickly spread and be used for other purposes – from travel to voting to gun ownership.”
Along with the ACLU, the letter was signed by forty-three groups, including The Rutherford Institute, American Policy Center, American Library Association, Hispanic Leadership Fund, and Home School Legal Defense Association.

Estimated Cost

A 2012 study at the University of California, Berkeley, law school reported that a national ID program would cost taxpayers $22.6 billion to create and $2.1 billion annually to operate.

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Dave Francis March 11, 2013

A nation of fools


Will this be the same lying chaos as the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)? It was waivers for those who couldn’t afford the fines, couldn’t pay back taxes as they were classed as low income. Does that also mean learning English is going to be lessons run by groups as La Raza, and slyly passed? Is this going to be a concocted set of requirement, with either rushed background checks or nothing at all? Is the Simpson/ Mazzoli Act going to be another fraudulent departure from the “Rule of Law” and corporate welfare with big business are going to call the shots and all the enforcement laws as E-Verify going to be one huge travesty? GUESS WHAT! WE ARE STILL PAYING EXORBITANT TAXES FOR THAT LAST IMMIGRATION CATASTROPHE. The financial jokes going to be on the American people again, when millions more penniless people, many carrying contagious diseases rush the undermanned border or arrive as so called visitors. I always thought the government was supposedly to protect us from invasion. All America is going to get out of Comprehensive Immigration Reform is higher taxes. Petition your government Representatives at NumbersUSA web site.

Remember the poor doesn’t pay any federal or state taxes anyway, but get plenty of reimbursements including child fraudulent child tax rebates, even if they are not living in America approved by the IRS? Deadbeats and human parasites just live of their hosts. US!


jamie lynn March 12, 2013

i dont think these national ids are nessasary. It reminds of the jewish people. its similiar to that. Soon we’ll be getting sent to a prison if we’re not that important to society.

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Warren Blosjo March 13, 2013

Done correctly, this is a no-brainer. It can serve as an identity, thus protecting your identity, a driver’s license, a benefits card, an employment card (no longer any need of the very poorly constructed and managed “e-verify”), bank and loyalty card.

For specific credentials, it is of high-value to the first responder community and the military.

But, the small community of interest who are afraid to identify themselves will no doubt ruin this effort.

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