Fear mongering? Or the real reason for immigration reform?
National ID Article
“Maybe we should just brand all the babies.” With this joke, Ronald Reagan swatted down a national identification card — or an enhanced
Social Security card — proposed by his attorney general in 1981. For more than three decades since, attempts to implement the proposal have all met
with failure, but now national ID is back, and it’s worse than ever.
A long time this has been in the making and it's certainly been a touchy subject. We as a people aren't too enthusiastic about a 'Show me your papers'
kind of society.
After the election, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is leading the Democrats immigration push, told NBC News that one of his top priorities was
to “make sure that there is a non-forgeable document” for all employees. After years of pushing for one, Sen. Schumer may have broken through GOP
opposition. “We’re going to have to come up with something, but the principle we all agree on,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said this week.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told Politico that he was for “a super Social Security card that would have some sort of biometric things like a
fingerprint in it.” Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.)—also, a longtime supporter of national ID — agrees. “You’ll have documents that can’t be
faked,” he told CBS News after the election.
A biometric, potentially RFID equipped piece of ID. Ideally carried at all times and used for absolutely anything and everything. Imagine a world
where the government CAN track you, simply be requiring ID for purchases of various goods and services.
"Security Checkpoints" could become the norm depending on what other measures show up in these proposed immigration bills.
The Senate immigration bill will mandate all employers use E-Verify to check the immigration status of their employees. Right now, employers can
voluntarily submit the employee’s name and number to check if they match the name and number in the system. If the names or numbers don’t match,
you must take further steps to prove your identity at SSA offices.
The system creates a guilty-until-proven-innocent approach to employment that also allows DHS to monitor every worker throughout the country. Some
proposed mandates would require employees who work multiple jobs to automatically visit SSA offices — the new DMVs of employment — to prove that
they really do work both jobs.
The 1st paragraph discusses something we already know about, but the 2nd one, wow. How could they devise that plan and think it was viable? Report
to SSA offices to prove you work?
So that's what I think immigration will be used for. To place travel restrictions and create sub sets of citizens who must then go through the hoops
of proving their identity to a government.
This will need another agency no doubt or an inflating of an existing agency such as ICE. Considering the effectiveness of governments concerning
immigration, I expect it to be another giant failure.
ETA: As a side note, this to seems all fabricated together with the struggle for gun control. Although I highly doubt they will ever come for the guns
in that sense, I do see them attempting more ridiculous restrictions along with the travel ones I mention above.
edit on 2/2/2013 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)