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ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan

Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker.

The ID card plan is one of several steps advocates of an immigration overhaul are taking to address concerns that have defeated similar bills in the past.

The uphill effort to pass a bill is being led by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), who plan to meet with President Barack Obama as soon as this week to update him on their work. An administration official said the White House had no position on the biometric card.

Anti-immigrant sentiment is being whipped up to persuade us to trash the constitution.

To say nothing of the billions to be earned by winning the biometric card contract.

There is talk of making Schumer majority leader if Harry Reid losses and Dems still have a majority.

No votes yet


Submitted by lambert on

Like Adam Smith says:

“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.”

And since that's all our "elected representives" are, at this point, it's entirely natural that the Constitution wouldn't figure in their considerations.'s picture
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under a different name?

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Submitted by beowulf on

Assuming we need a national ID (and I haven't been sold on why its necessary), why not just use the existing State Department issued passport? IIRC, its over $100 to apply for one, so if the federal government requires everyone to get a passport, it should waive the application fees for those folks who don't already have one. Noncitizens eligible to work already have HHS issued green cards (with photo).

Why do politicians always try to reinvent the wheel and propose a new government program that scares the hell out of people when there's an existing government program that already does exactly what they want? The idea of a brand new national ID is as stupid as promising universal healthcare and then not simply expanding the existing Medicare system... crazy off-topic example I know. :o)

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Submitted by DCblogger on

so a few illegal aliens get jobs
worse things could happen
for example, we could lose the constitution.

Submitted by jawbone on

But, why not embedded ID chips??? Gotta be good, what with all the love Obama has for medical electronic records...and tracking....


Sometimes it's hard to read the blogs. Pretty depressing.

Submitted by jawbone on

Quite amazing. Did some anti-immigration rightwad radio squawker send in the clowns?

Submitted by jawbone on

on how Obama and Dems are creating the impression that Bush/Cheney polices on -- oh, torture, indefinite detention, ignoring Constitutional requirements for trials, etc. -- on the War on Terra couldn't have been all that bad or wrong since Obama is adopting so many of them. Watered down, in some cases, but some of the water is just helping them grow into even more precedents.

The two parties now seem united in their War on Civil Liberties, individual rights and the Constitution.

Greenwald's title is Obama Sabotages Himself with Pseudo"Pragmatism. Yup, and he's sabotaging the image of the Democratic Party, the . principles of the party. Should "former" appear before Dem Party and principles??

Oh, right...the FKDP. Lambert's got that well acronymized.

So, the growing Bush Nostalgia appearing among the MCMers is aided and abetted by Obama, per Greenwald. Great. It then becomes part of a feedback loop which scares Blue Bunny Dems into becoming ever more entangled in the War on Terra polices.

And with Schumer joining with Huckelberry? More evidence BushCo wasn't as bad as it appeared at the time.


(Used to be we could call for more and better Dems to get us that help. Now???)

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

Ya know, us brown folks are causing such a strain on the economy, and we must be dealt with, right? (We all know "border control" is code to keep the "dirty Mexican" out.) In people's defense, you do have to blame someone for the economic problems. Good thing we elected a president of color who will get rid of these xenophobic and racist tendencies the day he is elected. Good thing he will use his soap box on a very regular basis to combat these feelings.

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Submitted by madamab on

If all else fails, blame the Jooz. See the current Blame-A-Rahma being thrown at
Emmanuel, with none of the dirt for the "conspiracy" against Massa seeming to land on Obama.

Submitted by Lex on

As one who knows what document checks are like...and who was minutes and a stroke of good luck away from seeing his mother and grandmother hauled off to a Russian police station because of a document check sweep...all i can say is, "Fuck right the fuck off." Tell me how great the idea is after having a check done with a pimply teenager pointing an assault rifle at your gut.

We have drivers licenses, social security numbers and passports. We do not need any sort of national ID card.

And i agree with gmartinez, this is all code for blaming the brown people for our self-created shithole of an economy.