Immigration Reform Could Mean National ID Card for All Workers

New America Media, News Analysis, Marcelo Ballvé Posted: Apr 26, 2010

A national identification card of any sort has long been thought politically unfeasible in Washington, D.C.

But the idea is again receiving attention as part of an immigration reform plan gaining ground on Capitol Hill.

In 1981, a Reagan-era Cabinet meeting famously took up the idea of a national ID, according to the 1990 book, Revolution: the Reagan Legacy, by former domestic policy adviser Martin Anderson.

In that meeting, Secretary of the Interior James Watt fulminated against a national ID as "the mark of the beast,” a biblical phrase alluding to Satan.

Reagan quashed the plan with the sarcastic comment that perhaps newborns should be branded with an ID number.

Watt's remark and Reagan's acid jest reveal the deep-rooted resistance to national identification in the American political culture.

Enemies on both the right and left will greet any new ID scheme as evidence of an incipient totalitarianism.

Nonetheless, a national ID proposal of one form or another has returned with cyclical regularity. Most notably, this occurred in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, when security concerns momentarily gave a national ID some traction, thought not enough to turn it into reality.

Even a 2005 “Real ID” law that required states to comply with federal standards for driver’s licenses has resulted in scant compliance due to states’ concerns over federal meddling and privacy issues.

But now the quest for immigration reform has resuscitated national identification, in a plan put forward last month by Sens. Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham.

Their national ID would be a card held by all authorized American workers (residents, visa-holders, and citizens) to prove their eligibility and would contain a “biometric” identifier such as fingerprints or a scan of the vein pattern on the back of people’s hands.

“Each card’s unique biometric identifier would be stored only on the card; no government database would house everyone’s information,” the senators wrote in a March 19 Washington Post op-ed. “The cards would not contain any private information, medical information, nor tracking devices.”

On Friday, President Obama renewed his call for Congress to act on immigration reform this year.

The president said that the absence of legislation creates a vacuum that would lead to more counter-productive state and local initiatives like an Arizona law making lack of proper immigration status a crime under state law.

The measure was signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer the same day.

Despite its unclear prospects, the immigration reform framework put forward by Sens. Graham and Schumer is the only concrete proposal making rounds in Congress. If the two powerful senators have it their way, immigration reform would hinge on a national worker’s ID and vice-versa.

The ID card they’ve proposed is an attempt to address the most complicated question that bedevils legislators whenever they try to piece together immigration overhauls—how to prevent future illegal immigration.

If some sort of legal relief is to be given to undocumented immigrants presently in the country as the Schumer-Graham plan does, opponents ask, how will other foreigners be discouraged from entering the country illegally in search of jobs?

Historically, undocumented immigrants have found it relatively simple to purchase stolen social security numbers on the black market in order to apply for U.S. jobs.

The national ID card “tries to plug a gap that has always existed with employer verification … the use of other peoples identity documents,” says Donald M. Kerwin, Jr., vice president of programs at the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute.

Sen. Graham, a South Carolina Republican, has tried to play down suggestions that this national worker’s ID presents a major shift in how Americans are identified and tracked by the federal government.

In comments to The Wall Street Journal, Sen. Graham said these ID cards would merely be a "tamper-proof" version of Social Security cards.

“We’ve all got Social Security cards,” he was quoted as saying. “They’re just easily tampered with. Make them tamper-proof. That’s all I’m saying.”

The libertarian think tank Cato Institute took issue with Graham’s characterization.

“No, Senator, that’s not all you’re saying,” wrote Cato’s Jim Harper at the institute’s blog. “You’re saying that native-born American citizens should be herded into Social Security Administration offices by the millions so they can have their biometrics collected in federal government databases.”

Harper believes a national worker ID would put the country on a slippery slope to a sprawling mandatory identification system overseen by a federal bureaucracy.

Eventually, Harper contends, the ID card would need to be presented for virtually any transaction, including traveling, applying for a job, or going to the doctor. Harper urged Graham and Schumer to jettison their “big government” ID plan from their immigration reform
blueprint.

The American Civil Liberties Union has also taken a strong stance against the proposed ID.

In congressional testimony last year, the ACLU’s Christopher Calabrese said a national ID, besides being hugely expensive to implement, would trample Americans’ right to privacy and freedom to seek work without government imposing a filter.

“A person’s ability to participate in a fundamental aspect of American life – the right to work – would become contingent upon government approval,” Calabrese said.

And Calebrese has reaffirmed the ACLU’s opposition to a national ID in the wake of the Schumer-Graham proposal.

Despite libertarians’ opposition, a national ID of one form or another has in the past drawn support from prominent voices across ideological divides, although elected officials are typically loathe to publicly admit support of because of the political risks.

More secure identification was one core recommendation of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission Report issued in 2004. Prominent Republicans, such as Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney have said they support a national ID for foreigners (similar to a system now in place in Britain).

Philip Bobbit, law professor and leading counter-terrorism expert at Columbia University who has worked with Democratic and Republican administrations, has often argued that Americans’ fixation on privacy and suspicion of government needs to be revised in the post-Sept. 11,
2001 era.

He sees a strong national ID card law— perhaps incorporating biometrics and uniform templates into state driver’s licenses— as integral to homeland security.

In other parts of the world, national ID cards aren’t considered too much of a nuisance or threat. They are widely used in Latin America. India, the world’s largest democracy, recently began a mammoth Census effort in which an estimated 1.2 billion people will be registered via biometric information and eventually issued individual identity cards.

Whatever the fate of the Schumer-Graham proposal, it already has given the idea of a national ID another airing. Americans will need to decide whether it is indeed the “mark of the beast” or an inevitability of the new need for high-tech controls at workplaces and airports.


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Timothy Perkins on May 04, 2010 at 10:02:13 said:

yes this is much great idea it need to be done i like that it jkeep usa safe must have National ID Card for All Workers


doug boston on May 03, 2010 at 19:24:15 said:

if they quit letting immigrants from evertwere come in we wouldnt need no such thing cause we have ss cards and driver license


Huggo Torres on May 03, 2010 at 16:48:02 said:

I think you're not see much more than your nose.


Elaine on May 03, 2010 at 15:51:04 said:

As a former flight attendant,I can attest that our identities were thoroughly documented. Besides a company ID, we had a government ID in addition to a passport.
Upon entering Japan, our fingerprints were verified with an electronic scanner. Whatever country we entered, we completed a document as to where we would be staying and our return date to our own country. I recall a flight to Edmonton, Canada back in the 80\\\'s when a passenger had to return directly on the next flight to the US. The reason was because a Canadian company hired him to conduct a 3 day seminar but immigration said that that would be taking a job away from a Canadian.
It is not too much to require that all citizens be positively identified. Once the information is in a data base it should be easy to assertain who a person is even without an ID. Several types of information should be collected so that, if one is corrupted, the rest will give a positive ID. Eventually DNA will be the standard. Only those who have something to conceal should be concerned. It never at any time bothered me to be thus identified and, in fact, it made me feel more secure.I was glad when crew members were made to go through security just like all the passengers.
The first line of defense should be a healthy fine for those companies who hire illegals. If this was imposed, or even enforced, the problem would go away.We wouldn\\\'t need a fence.
Our government is doing nothing to help our own citizens. First they passed NAFTA shich shipped thousands of our jobs South. Now they are allowing Mexican truck drivers to continue on into the US with their loads. More jobs sacrificed. Have you called lately for computer support only to find yourself talking to someone in India?
Our politicans seem little concerned ab out dipping into our social security to fund programs for illegal aliens. Their retirement obviously doesn\\\'t depend on SS.
Illegal aliens, for the most part, are paid under the table. A great deal of that money goes back home to the country of orgin and no taxes are paid. So those of us who do pay taxes are imposed upon for all these programs to assist illegal aliens. No child born should automatically become a citizen. It should be required that at least one parent be a citizen. Stop the anchor babies. Whenever their children are born, most fathers do not take responsibility. The children are given the mothers\\\' last name and she declares that the father is living out of the country and provides no support. This entitles the now little US citizen to aid to dependant children plus medicade and numerous other assistance. Let\\\'s start with the free medical care right at the time of birth. This is helping to bankrupt our medical system. Many use our emergency rooms as their personal doctors office. This, so called, indigent care is responsible for many of the problems we\\\'re seeing in our overall healthcare system.
Many make demands at protests while carrying the Mexican flag. We know the country to which most of them pledge allegiance.
I for one am tired of paying taxes so that they can be taught in our schools in their native language. If you\\\'re going to live here, speak English and NO! I don\\\'t want to press 1 for Spanish. Would we get the same courtesy in Mexico? Would our children even get a free education in Mexico let alone get it in English? And who cares what the Mexican president thinks--He\\\'s afraid that the second largest source of income in the country, next to drugs, will dry up.
If the cost of the goods increase so be it. Our taxes will go down in response to the freeloaders no longer being on the dole. I feel that they take more than they give and the ones who truly benefit are those who hire them and profit by them.Our jobs are being given to outsiders so that a few can become rich.
Should any politician vote for or originate a bill including amnesty will find him or herself out of office come next election. Even the majority of hispanics who are citizens feel this way.70% of American citizens feel this way.
Arizona did the only thing they could do and the illegals there will be fleeing to other states. Texas and California should be looking at similiar bills. Better yet, bus the illegals to Washington DC. They would probably protest and demand plane tickets.


lei tacdol on May 03, 2010 at 12:08:25 said:

I think that creating a national id would be a great idea. This is another way for the government to save social security for our elderly and future generations have worked hard to have their money saved for the future. Without all these national securities the US need to take strict security measures.


volet willsey on May 03, 2010 at 11:35:56 said:

NUMBER USA, I\'ll join this group. Dave Francis has bright ideas. Yes, enforce the laws that are already there to keep illegal aliens from the legal work force; all employers should follow the law and use E-verify to check the legal status of their present and future employees. Then illegal workers will have no more opportunity to land a job here and go back to their homeland. The job is the attraction here. Make it unattractive for illegal aliens to come over here and work by enforcing employers to use E-Verify. I would like to see the military deployed at the Border and completely seal it to where no illegals can sneak in. Yes, I am willing to fight if that is what it takes to protect U.S.A.,
my beloved country, from these invader illegal aliens milking the system, bankrupting it, and depriving U.S. citizens and legal residents the resources they need and which rightfully belong to them. I am thankful that there are still individuals like Dave Francis with a bright mind to bring in better awareness of the seriousness
of this illegal immigratin problem America has sunk into and, additionally, I am thankful for his articulation of ways to resolve the serious problem that now confronts our country.


volet willsey on May 03, 2010 at 11:35:56 said:

NUMBER USA, I\'ll join this group. Dave Francis has bright ideas. Yes, enforce the laws that are already there to keep illegal aliens from the legal work force; all employers should follow the law and use E-verify to check the legal status of their present and future employees. Then illegal workers will have no more opportunity to land a job here and go back to their homeland. The job is the attraction here. Make it unattractive for illegal aliens to come over here and work by enforcing employers to use E-Verify. I would like to see the military deployed at the Border and completely seal it to where no illegals can sneak in. Yes, I am willing to fight if that is what it takes to protect U.S.A.,
my beloved country, from these invader illegal aliens milking the system, bankrupting it, and depriving U.S. citizens and legal residents the resources they need and which rightfully belong to them. I am thankful that there are still individuals like Dave Francis with a bright mind to bring in better awareness of the seriousness
of this illegal immigratin problem America has sunk into and, additionally, I am thankful for his articulation of ways to resolve the serious problem that now confronts our country.


volet willsey on May 03, 2010 at 11:21:05 said:

NUMBER USA, I\'ll join this group. Dave Francis has bright ideas. Yes, enforce the laws that are already there to keep illegal aliens from the legal work force; all employers should follow the law and use E-verify to check the legal status of their present and future employees. Then illegal workers will have no more opportunity to land a job here and go back to their homeland. The job is the attraction here. Make it unattractive for illegal aliens to come over here and work by enforcing employers to use E-Verify. I would like to see the military deployed at the Border and completely seal it to where no illegals can sneak in. Yes, I am willing to fight if that is what it takes to protect U.S.A.,
my beloved country, from these invader illegal aliens milking the system, bankrupting it, and depriving U.S. citizens and legal residents the resources they need and which rightfully belong to them. I am thankful that there are still individuals like Dave Francis with a bright mind to bring in better awareness of the seriousness
of this illegal immigratin problem America has sunk into and, additionally, I am thankful for his articulation of ways to resolve the serious problem that now confronts our country.


forrealms on May 03, 2010 at 09:02:08 said:

i am a long time us citizen. i was born in a country where we had a form of a national id and if you god forbid forgot to have it on you, they slapped you with a big fine after questioning. better...especially if you were a man, maybe a good beating on top of it.oh, did i forget it was a totalitarian governmen?


William Purschell on May 02, 2010 at 14:02:10 said:

I didn't read most of the comments here but must say, clueless we are as to how much is known about us by our government and the corporate world. This is not a free country and has not been for a long time.

I no longer can go to work everyday without two forms of ID. My standard work I.D. and a D.H.S. special I.D. called, a T.W.I.C., I.D..
On my special issued T.W.I.C. I.D. card is a micro-chip. Stored on that chip is my finger and palm prints, both hands, 30+ mug style shots and my retina scanned. I have no say in the matter and the card cost about $155.00 every five years, my cost... I'm 51 years old , born in Lincoln, Nebraska. Started working at age 9 and now I need to be checked out by my own government? B/S waste of tax dollars and resources better used to track down the millions of illegals working in our country, my country.

Took my children grunion hunting the other night and was kicked off the beach before we even saw a grunion. The beach closes at 10:00 P.M.. In a free country you can go to the beach with your children 24/7.
When the beach is open you have to pay to get access to it. Have you seen the list of things you are not free to do while your at the beach?

When you try and do a good deed you are punished. Went to the trash bin to throw away some trash I collected off the beach and noticed several recyclable containers in the wrong trash bin. The recycle bin was five feet away. I decided to transfer them to the correct bin and as I was retrieving them out of the trash bin and throwing them toward the recycle container, I was sited for petty theft. I told him I was going to put them in the correct bin and save our landfill from these materials, he told me to tell the judge.

Your freedoms are gone, the right to salvage what is discarded by others, the basic release of ownership now belongs to our government. All life on earth has relied on this one factor since the beginning of time. What the Lions leave, the Hyenas get, the birds follow them and so on. My actions where an attempt to rob our landfills and waterways of materials that can be recycled but our government says I am just as much a thief as someone who shoplifts at the local Target Store. Same exact penal code infraction.

Don't know why they call them motor homes, it's against the law to sleep in them. I could go on but it's your turn, see how many freedoms you can think of that are no longer free. Your rights that have been violated or even stripped away. Enjoy your day....


Derek Staples on May 02, 2010 at 13:22:52 said:

I already carry a national ID card. It's called a drivers liscence.


The Resistance on May 02, 2010 at 09:43:21 said:

National ID Cards facilitated genocide in Rwanda in 1998.
While our government is inept what will stop a future President creating a Nixon-Style "enemies list" and actually trying to get rid of them like the National Socialist "Night of the Long Knives".
Republicans blinded by the greed of the farm lobbying groups and Democrats blinded by the racism of the National Council of La Raza are selling out this nation of the free people.
Resist the National ID Card, if it passes CUT THEM UP IN THE STREETS!
VIVA LA REISISTANCE!


Thomas Small on May 02, 2010 at 07:05:05 said:

I believe that ever since 9/11 politicians have tried very hard to demonize anything related to national security or immigration. Yes, the terrorist attacks on New York City,Washington,D.C. & the fate of the passengers of United Flight 93 was horrible. But, America has since lost it's way. Every single politician needs to review the U.S. Constitution & remember this Amendment:
"Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure. Ratified 12/15/1791.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, againstunreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, butupon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the
place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized".
The Federal government must have legal authority to detain, search or even harass someone who they believe is suspected of a crime. Also, probable cause or reasonable doubt to inspect someone's house,car, or personal items.

Also, if the Department of Homeland Security &,FBI,CIA,NSA, would do their jobs & quit fighting & engaging in stupid turf wars terrorists would be more accurately apparehended if they actually coordinated with "Interpol", the international organization designed to catch criminals overseas before they commit evil terrorist acts & murder innocent people. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANDCES, SHOULD ANYONE HAVE BEEN KILLED ON 9/11 because some paper pushing bureacrat refused to pursue or arrest a known terrorist who is in the United States illegally.


Marlin Creasote on May 02, 2010 at 07:00:52 said:

National ID

(1) When you are born the State you are born in has a birth certificate (and naturalized citizens have a Fed file) You are also given a Social Security Number at Birth. Your State of birth would send a statement to the Federal DataBase saying you were born there along with the SS number.

(2) Your State has a Drivers license

(3) You would be required to be photographed digitally at 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 35, 45, 55, etc by the State you live in. That photo would be sent to the Federal Data Base.

(4) When you are questioned by the law all you would need to give (you would not be required to carry an ID card) is your name, State of Birth, Year of Birth, and the last four of your SS number. This information along with the most resent photo is all there would be in this Nation ID DataBase. Only law enforcement would be allowed to access this Data Base and a record would be kept every time it is accessed.

(5) When you get a job you would authorize the employer to access this info. If you were applying for credit you would authorize the creditor to access this info. Each time it is accessed a record would be kept so you would know who is accessing your records.

This would stop identity theft and illegally using fake Ids along with illegal aliens being in this country and taking jobs.

This is so simple and easy and would end a lot of problems.

Again; the ONLY INFORMATION in this DataBase would be your name, State of Birth, Year of Birth, the last four of your SS number, and your most recent photo.

All this information is already in State and Federal records if you where born here, got a drivers license, been in the military, been convicted if a crime or dozens of other things so it is not an invasion of your privacy, would not cost a lot to implement, but would stop crime and immigration fraud.

Marlin Creasote 2007 (www.gdmlegacy.com)


Victor Sison on May 02, 2010 at 06:46:06 said:

National IDs are used globally to identify individuals and their status in each sovereignty. Passports are used when individuals cross borders. Tax identification numbers are used to differentiate different legal entities (corporation, partnership, individual) for tax purposes. There is even a National Provider Identification for Health Care providers in the U.S.

The purpose of the identification cards is to identify an individual entity and status to prevent fraud, promote safety, and ensure compliance with local laws and regulations.

There are already laws in place to safeguard health information privacy (HIPPA). The issue with the Social Security Number is that it has been used for more than its intended purpose. SSN is a tax identifier, it does not identify the individual for other purposes. Because of the financial information linked to the Social Security Number (credit history, tax history, bank information), it is not an standard on which to base national identification. That is why a unique National ID is needed.


Nardo S. Jose on May 02, 2010 at 01:12:35 said:

I just don't know how come this people are afraid of ID's. I have bunches of ID cards, Social Security, Military ID, Medicare, Federal Employee, Senior Citizen and Driver License. I Hope You people will come up with ONE NATIONAL ID Cards for everybody to use so no more use of this plastic inserts to put all these garbages in my wallet. If you want this TATTOed on my forehead so be it. I am proud to be AN AMERICAN living in the Philippine an immigrant in my own country. GET LOSE ILLIGALS


Scott Spears on Apr 27, 2010 at 15:10:19 said:

Reminds me of the futility of insuring domestic security by taking away our rights to bear arms, but that would only leave the bad guys with the guns. In the same voice, the Bio metric ID card is still self defeating because illegal aliens are paid under the table. "Securing" Americans does not stop evil: putting an end to the love of money in America is beyong man's ability since even our leaders are greedy for gain at others' expenses. You have so many people crying foul, but look at who is talking.

Why don't we have the same problem with Canada? Because Canada isn't bad off as Mexico is. The value of our dollar is worth more in Mexico, and thus the reason why they are willing to work cheaper in the USA to send some of that cheap wages back home where it is worth more.

No one can blame American businessmen for wanting to take advantage of cheaper labourers when our so called respectable businesses are no better, defrauding legitmate labourers in any way they can of their rightful wages. Nothing has changed since the beginning of USA when businesses import legal immigrants to work in their factories, transporting them by trains across the continent with blackened windows so that the immigrants would not change their minds should they see "better" opportunities. So American greed is still being practised today of the "What they don't know, will not hurt them.." viewpoint, but God sees everything, and doing unto others what you would not want them to do unto you is a sin against God and man.

So the problems in America are far worse than what the current public protests are.

This nation is forgetting our origins in how they prayed and depended on God to reach these shores safely and to provide for them in this land. Yes, even then, there were covetous greedy land takers. Anybody want to believe that the Louisiana Purchase was a legitimate piece of property owned by foreignors?

Those that believe in Jesus Christ are being called out to serve God and not money. Only you can lead by examples in showing your faith in God to provide and to be content with what things you have. When you get mad, read Psalm 37 & Matthew 5:38-48. When you get worrisome, read Matthew 6:19-34. When you have need: ask Jesus Christ: 1 Timothy 2:5 & Matthew 7:7-12 & John 14:13-14 & Hebrews 4:12-16

God is calling the world out to Himself through His Son in having that reconciled relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you. Great peace have they whose mind is stayed on Thee. So learn of Jesus through the scriptures: John 5:39-40 & Matthew 11:25-30 & John 14:6-7 & Colossians 1:20-23 & Hebrews 12:1-2 & 1 John 3:3 & 1 John 5:1-3 & 1 John 3:22-24 & 1 John 5:4-5 & John 6:28-29 & Philippians 1:6.9-11 & 2 Timothy 2:19-26 & 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 & Jude 1:24-25

Yes. When a nation forgets God, He will be coming to judge the earth: and He will be starting with His own House first to restore that profess Him to the path of righteousness for His name's sake. 1 Peter 4:17-19 & Hebrews 12:1-29 & 1 Corinthians 3:10-23 & Ephesians 4:17-5:20 & Philippians 2:5-11


Dave Francis on Apr 26, 2010 at 19:57:58 said:

This unmatched chaos caused by decades of unimportance as seen by both political parties over illegal immigration. In this firestorm of an issue we need to enact immediately the following measures to stabilize our nation’s immigration enforcement. This is specifically come to the surface after the bloody murder of Robert Krentz, rancher and landowner, with the upsurge in deaths of border Patrol agents and illegal aliens. 1. Deploy the National Guard permanently--fully armed along the border from San Diego, CA to Brownville, Texas. 2. Make it a felony with prison time for any employer not using the computer application E-Verify, to identify all workers on the payroll. This program will improve nationwide impact of self-deportation by ATTRITION, over the coming years for unlawful labor. 3. To terminate decades of unprecedented billions of dollars of debt for support of illegal immigrants on taxpayers. Read what Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) has to say about what taxpayers are forced to pay for 20 to 30 million illegal immigrants at--THE DAILY CALLER WEBSITE.

Reestablish the legality of instant citizenship to babies born to an illegal parent or parents in federal court. 4. Make absolutely sure that any incumbent of both parties, starting with Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is thrown out of office this year. Send this searing message to--ALL--pro illegal immigrant, Pro-amnesty politicians that America will not stand any longer lawmakers that are for sale to the highest bidder. 5. Those elected will re-fence the border as two separate barriers, with an open tracking area in between for the movement of National Guardsman accompanying the US Border patrol with full funding. That lawmakers who are supposedly there to represent every citizen and permanent resident possessing a green card, appropriate the money to seal the border from illegal entry. That these same elected officials have already spent $445 Billion dollars in taxpayer’s money in supporting some distant foreign government in Afghanistan; they therefore can easily appropriate funds for the correctly designed border fence.

As a patriotic people we will voice our vehemence that we will join the war against any type of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. That contains in any shape or form a citizenship path, for those who stole into America. THERE WILL BE NO AMNESTY--NO PARDON FOR CRIMINALS WHO IGNORE OUR LAWS. We are not the financial, free-handout for foreign labor, which cannot support those entering America illegally. Arizona is the first state with a backbone that has been financial crippled by welfare payments to illegal alien families. Its undercurrent caused by the rising crime rate never seen to this extent before. Violence on a grand scale has flowed across the Rio Grande from the illicit drug industry. Exhaustion of the local police in Phoenix and other communities unable to handle the daily homicides, kidnappings, home invasions, predatory smuggling people and the narcotics trade.

Any state, county city, town or public servant that boycotts the exceptional state of Arizona, should be black-listed. Hopefully--Americans will donate (however small) money to Arizona if the Governor Jan brewer gets sued. Perhaps a good patriotic American will arrange a website for everybody to give money in the immediate future? If and when it happens my check will be waiting...? If that happens Americans will boycott companies that hire illegal immigrants and that I will add--ONE--company hiring foreign labor to my blogs.

NUMBERSUSA--is the website for the legal people of this country, so you can fight this illegal immigrant epidemic--with over a MILLION--members. We are here to tell the--TRUTH--not lies or well-honed rhetoric as the Far-Left liberals, hidden inside the Democratic Party, not from the Liberal editors of national press at the, Huffington Post, New York Times or the Los Angeles Times and others.


Mark Applegarth on Apr 26, 2010 at 18:25:16 said:

If we continue in this matter concerning "national security" with a national I.D., then, eventually, we shall all be required to have a computer chip put under our skin in order for "security" police to scan in the "protection" of our Country. Are we as a people willing to give up Constitutional rights in order to "feel" safe? Thank GOD I'll be dead before this occurs. I would not wish to live if my rights were taken away from me.


Jim B on Apr 26, 2010 at 16:39:01 said:

Americans will fight this tooth and nail. We already possess out legal ID's.


Ravi Patel on Apr 26, 2010 at 09:28:14 said:

I came to US from India as a Student after completing MS in Computers I was given Green Card as a specially skilled visa. There are not too many people who would qualify under this visa. Government must do something about poor people who do not have any choice, they do not have any open visa available. Biometric Social Security card is necessary to curb future illegal immigration, its better then looking at someones face and judging if he is legal or illegal, and even tough to reuse by any illegal.


Emma on Apr 26, 2010 at 04:39:20 said:

A biometric Social Security card is necessary to curb future illegal immigration. If they cannot work here, they will stay home.
If you are so afraid of Big Government seeing you, you should stop using credit/debit cards and you should stop using the internet. Every keystroke on a computer is registered forever. (Many criminals have discovered that too late.) Virtually your whole existence can be tracked by looking at your credit card purchases.


toboldlygo on Apr 26, 2010 at 03:57:57 said:

and after the ID cards have been subverted
then the next logical step will be microchips under the skin

here we go people,be on guard!!!!!!

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