Key senators are exploring an immigration bill that would force every U.S. worker—citizen or not—to carry a high-tech identity card that could use fingerprints or other personal markers to prove a person´s legal eligibility to work. The idea, signaled only in vaguely worded language from senators crafting a bipartisan immigration bill, has privacy advocates and others concerned that the law would create a national identity card that, in time, could track Americans at airports, hospitals and through other facets of their lives. The lawmakers haven´t committed to the "biometric" ID card, and are wary of any element
Comments: Lindsey Graham and John McCain are in favor of this?? Wow, with a biometric ID card, federal registration of weapons and 0bamacare controlling your medical records this is a Marxist government´s dream come true. It´s outrageous! You can´t get a more dangerous combo than Graham, Schumer and McPain.
This will create another govn agency that requires billions to operate. More office space, more employees, free govn health care, vacations, retirement, etc. Millions of workers will be charged a federal fee to renew their `Work I.D.` each year. All this to do what? Stop illegals from working in the U.S. when the fed/state govns are actively handing out free bennies as fast as they can?
I think everyone in DC is on drugs. There is no other explanation.
I got a better idea. Instead of turning America into a sick, twisted, police state, how bout you fine employers handsomely for employing illegal guests and how about you streamline deportation proceedings and how about you stop coddling them with free government goodies and how about rather than sending them to prison for their multiple crimes, you confiscate 100% of their wages through payroll taxes. Take away the incentive and our beloved guests will go elsewhere, voluntarily.
So, the malfeasors in DC handle border "security" in a [to be extravagantly, recklessly generous] wink-and-nod fashion. Americans as a result get kinda tired of: illegal aliens everywhere; illegal aliens here 20-30 years or more; IAs drawing benefits that citizens paid for; IAs "enjoying" colorful cultural practices like "macho" drunk driving; IA pedophiles; IA murderers; IA drug networks; IA uninsured drivers; and on and on.
So, the genius malfeasors answer is, like with violent crime and airliner hijacking, to burden huge numbers of the innocent, set up expensive, mostly-pointless bureaucracies, and do nothing about the real problem.
They don´t need a new national ID card. What they need to do is modernize the US Social Security card and re-issue it in high-tech biometric form to everybody under age 55 who is authorized to work in the USA, that would be all US citizens, all permanent resident aliens, and all other aliens who have permission to work in the USA.
Employers should then be heavily fined if they hire anyone who has not presented the new social security card to them, and if the employer has not verified the authenticity of the card through an enhanced electronic E-Verify type database.
The new social security card should have a digital photograph on it, so that employers can review it and determine if the new social security card is being presented by the rightful bearer. The card must also have electronic verification capability so that it can be readily verified by the employer, as commercial credit cards are routinely verified today, to ensure that the card is valid. Such a verification system would make it almost impossible to successfully counterfeit the new cards at a price that most illegal aliens could afford to pay.
Such a verification system, if it remains secure, along with effective enforcement, would keep most illegal aliens out of most US jobs worth them having, something that the current open to fraud e-verify system cannot do.
#24, nope. We need to eliminate welfare at the federal level in all its forms. No ´tweaking´, no ´improving´, just eliminate it and then the problems of a welfare state with open borders (which is what the US currently is) goes away. Less federal government, not more, is the solution. And since the money is already devalued, give everybody, that paid into social security, back what they paid - you can invest it and get a better return than the feds give you, plus pass it on to your descendents.
To further secure the borderline, the US Government has been putting more and more border patrol agents on the southern borderline now for many years. But large numbers of illegal aliens are still coming here. The fact of the matter is more prospective illegal aliens are entering the USA today by presenting some sort of a temporary visa, or border crossing card, then are successfully hoofing it across the borderline.
Believe it or not, there are about 60 million aliens entering the USA with some sort of temporary visa each year, while most of them leave, at lot do not. If they intend to stay illegally, aliens here on a temporary visa ignore the date that they are supposed to leave, simply stay here, procure some sort of bogus ID and take an American job.
The prospective illegal aliens who enter with temporary visas create the most expense for the taxpayers in the long-term, as many times they bring their foreign born spouse and children into the USA with them. The spouse also takes an American job, and the children enter the public school systems. Under Obama those illegal aliens will never be removed unless they are convicted of a serous violent felony.
That´s why it is a lot more important for the Republicans to push for an effective and secure employee verification system as outlined in #14 above, then putting more and more border patrol agents along the borderline.
You see, to prospective illegal aliens entering with temporary visas the borderline and the border patrol are irrelevant, but the ability to get a job after they get here is top priority for them, and if they know they can´t get a US job, most will not come here in the first place.
PJ Media columnist J. Christian Adams appeared on The Kelly File on Fox News on Friday to talk about his recent article detailing how the Department of Homeland Security has recently hired activist immigration attorneys who worked for pro-amnesty, pro-asylum, and open borders groups in the past. Now, sources inside DHS have provided PJ Media with the employment history and pro-amnesty backgrounds of the newly hired lawyers who will be enforcing federal immigration laws. The ideological histories of these new DHS lawyers undermine confidence that the federal government will vigorously enforce federal laws, notwithstanding any congressional “mandates” to do so.
WASHINGTON -- A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned. Theodore H. Moran, a respected expert on China´s international investment and professor at Georgetown University, had served since 2007 as adviser to the intelligence director´s advisory panel on foreign investment in the United States. Moran also was an adviser to the National Intelligence Council,
DEVELOPING: – An elderly U.S. tourist and war veteran detained for more than a month for alleged hostile acts against North Korea has been deported from that country. North Korean state media said Saturday 85-year-old Merrill Newman was released because he had apologized for his alleged crimes during the Korean War and because of his age and medical condition. It was not clear if his confession was coerced. He was taken off a plane Oct. 26 by North Korean authorities while preparing to leave the country after a 10-day tour. Vice President Joe Biden is currently in South Korea on
At the "Fast Food Forward" protest on Thursday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) demanded that Pres. Obama sign an executive order bypassing Congress and unilaterally raising the federal minimum wage. Rep. Ellison told the crowd that they should join him in demanding that Pres. Obama skip seeking Congressional approval and raise the minimum wage on his own - and that he sent the president a letter on Wednesday presenting his demand: "We in Congress will try to raise the minimum wage. We got opponents on the other side of the aisle who say that there shouldn´t be no minimum wage. So, we
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan joined WSJ Live host Mary Kissel on Friday where they discussed the ongoing issues associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Noonan said she found the way in which this administration has handled this crisis has been among the “oddest” she’s seen. Noonan added that she would like to see “humility” from President Barack Obama rather than combativeness. Kissel began by asking about the “puzzle” of the president’s response to the crisis surrounding the ACA’s faltering website. “I look at the White House the past two months, I think the president and
Another leftist lets the mask slip. Jonathan Alter believes that violent criminals imprisoned for their crimes are political prisoners. He and Al Sharpton talked to themselves on MSNBC today. Sharpton asked Alter what America might learn from the example of Nelson Mandela. Reasonable answers to this question include but are not limited to: Don’t abuse political power to punish your enemies; don’t hold on to political power forever; choose your wife or husband a bit more carefully; don’t seek to divide when unity serves the nation better. Alter wants America to learn a different lesson. None of the above. Alter
As Congress gets ready to battle on immigration reform next year, it´s important to take a look at who will help enforce and shape any kind of immigration overhaul. Former Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General and radical open borders attorney Tom Perez was safely put into the position of Labor Secretary by President Obama and the Senate earlier this year, knowing the Department of Justice is safely locked down as pro-amnesty. Perez has a long history of advocating not for American workers, but for illegal alien workers and made sure the Department of Justice was stacked with pro-amnesty attorneys
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he´s looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media. CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us. CORN: He´s trying to rally people behind this vision that he´s been promoting for a couple years. FINEMAN: By the way, he did it the end here, today, Chris, not by defending specifics, but by explaining why he´s in the game to begin with. And I don´t know about you, he´s
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group´s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured
The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a