Skip to comments.New Law to Curb Ability of Illegal Immigrants to Get US ID Cards(ACLU Alert)
Posted on 05/11/2005 8:10:35 AM PDT by CompSciGuy
The United States is about to make it more difficult for people to get a driver's license. The Real I.D. act would standardize license requirements nationwide - forcing all 50 states to verify that each applicant is in the country legally. Some say the bill, passed by Congress this week, is the first step toward establishing a U.S. national ID card.
For almost a century, each U.S. state has been responsible for issuing its own driver's licenses. There has been no national standard.
Eleven states currently grant licenses to non-citizens. A license can be used to do many things in the United States from boarding a plane to opening a bank account.
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Illegal immigrants shouldn't have IDs whatsoever. We cannot grant them rewards for breaking the law.
This is all about laying the groundwork for illegals and non-citizens to vote.
The answer is "stop accepting driver's licenses" for anything but driving a car, cashing a check, or getting alcohol/cigarettes.
When travelling on a plane, presenting ID for social security, etc. use a passport. THAT is a federal ID.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
"A license can be used to do many things in the United States from boarding a plane to opening a bank account."
Unmentioned is the concept that we aren't going to ban tourists from planes, thus the types of FOREIGN ID allowed for domestic flights is not mentioned.
I don't follow. How?
MALDEF successfully lobbied for passage of the ''motor-voter'' bill of 1993 that allows voter registration at welfare offices or when applying for a drivers' license; mandates mail-in voter registration and discourages States from verifying the applicant's eligibility or citizenship.
Ahh, but when Mr. Terrorist boards with a foreign id we at least have a country to go stomp for giving/losing the ID to the terrorist. Besides, then we can see the baddies by the colors of their foreign ID's, and the states can point and say 'it wasn't me'.
This is troubling in that it present yet another means of "identification" that the government would have to track with regards to illegal aliens, terrorist activity, etc. There is already to much red-tape with regards to the procedures used to track and monitor individuals. Do we really need more? Along the same lines, why would an illegal alien even have use for an ID card? Have they now become entitled to something? If anything, maybe they could start paying taxes like the rest of us. Thanks for the post.
Stop making sense !!
Some time in the next year the U.S. passport will be updated to include an RFID. The fees for passports are going up to cover the expense. I just renewed mine before the new RFID rules took effect.
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