reply to post by rcwj1975
First and foremost, know I respect what you do, how hard your job is and as well you as an ATS'er, and understand completely what you're referring
to in your original post.
Second and most important, it is a border issue, and the Coyote's
bringing them in.
Third and as a sub-plot, this is a bureaucratic nightmare, created by the Federal Government.
In order to leverage State support, for Federal funding, they play on the xenophobia
The "they" I am referring to is Washington D.C. and the bureaucracy that is the entire Federal Government.
And as far as I.C.E.
not being interested, that's complete horse-puckey on their part, it is their job, and through denial of assistance, they
are essentially shirking their responsibility through criminal malfeasance and obstruction of justice.
It is quite simply a way to force us, as citizens, through societal and political blackmail, to accept the R.F.I.D. chipping program, through the
Real ID Act
Quote from : Wikipedia : Real ID Act
The REAL ID Act of 2005, Pub.L. 109-13, 119 Stat. 302, enacted May 11, 2005, was an Act of Congress that modified U.S. federal law pertaining to
security, authentication, and issuance procedures standards for the state driver's licenses and identification (ID) cards, as well as various
immigration issues pertaining to terrorism.
The law set forth certain requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards to be accepted by the federal government for "official purposes",
as defined by the Secretary of Homeland Security.
The Secretary of Homeland Security has defined "official purposes" as presenting state driver's licenses and identification cards for boarding
commercially operated airline flights and entering federal buildings and nuclear power plants.
The REAL ID Act implements the following:
* Changing visa limits for temporary workers, nurses, and Australian citizens.
* Establishing new national standards for state-issued driver licenses and non-driver identification cards.
* Funding some reports and pilot projects related to border security.
* Introducing rules covering "delivery bonds" (rather like bail bonds but for aliens who have been released pending hearings).
* Updating and tightening the laws on application for asylum and deportation of aliens for terrorist activity.
* Waiving laws that interfere with construction of physical barriers at the borders.
As of April 2, 2008, all 50 states have either applied for extensions of the original May 11, 2008 compliance deadline or received unsolicited
As of October 2009, 25 states have approved either resolutions or binding legislation not to participate in the program, and with President Obama's
selection of Janet Napolitano (a prominent critic of the program) to head the Department of Homeland Security, the future of the law remains
uncertain, and bills have been introduced into Congress to amend or repeal it.
The most recent of these, dubbed PASS ID, would eliminate many of the more burdensome technological requirements but still require states to meet
federal standards in order to have their ID cards accepted by federal agencies.
The current legislation is the political and legislative backbone of the entire enchilada.
There is so much more, of course, but I thought this would be a basis of a beginning answer to your particular problem, but not the solution, because
personally it should be ship their butt back across the border, and Mexico deal with them.
I have plenty of book suggestions to back up and corroborate my evidence on this information.
Just ask, if you want some of them, or U2U and I'll point you in the right direction.
First one I will suggest though is the one below :
Gatekeeper: The Rise of the 'Illegal Alien' and the Remaking of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary
Library Journal : Amazon Review :
In October 1994, the Immigration and Naturalization Service began Operation Gatekeeper.
Its goal was to reduce the movement of Mexicans across the U.S. border between San Diego and Tijuana.
Nevins (Berkeley), who writes for the Nation, the Progressive, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications, examines this operation in the context
of immigration between these two countries.
A historical account of the United States-Mexico border shows that, up through recent times, the movement of peoples between the two countries was of
relatively little concern. Not until the period of 1970 to the 1990s did political pressures make securing the border a pressing national issue.
In turn, this pressure popularized the concept of the illegal alien.
Operation Gatekeeper itself was developed by the Clinton administration to counter efforts by Gov. Pete Wilson to restrict Mexican migration into
California as well as the Proposition 187 movement to deny education, health, and social services to undocumented immigrants.
While the operation did defuse anti-immigrant feelings, it made the crossing much more dangerous and resulted in an increased loss of life. This work
complements Peter Andreas's Border Games: Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide (LJ 8/00) and Pablo Vila's Crossing Borders, Reinforcing Borders: Social
Categories, Metaphors, and Narrative Identities on the U.S.-Mexican Frontier (Univ. of Texas, 2000).
Nevins does a good job of presenting the case, but the result is a narrowly focused work that is most appropriate for academic libraries.
Stephen L. Hupp, West Virginia Univ., Parkersburg
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
And I suggest you watch this two part video.
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