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Senators push plan to require all U.S. citizens to carry worker ID cards
fox59.com ^ | March 10, 2010

Posted on 03/10/2010 6:30:02 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON, D.C. - There's more talk on Capitol Hill about requiring all U.S. citizens to carry a worker ID card before getting a job. It's part of a major overhaul of immigration policy, and the plan could go before President Obama as soon as this week.

All U.S. citizens would be required to carry an ID cards according to this plan. It's meant to keep companies from hiring illegal immigrants. No matter where you apply for a job, under the plan, you would have to have a card carrying bio-metric information on a microchip. It's like your fingerpints, or a scan of the veins in your hands.

The ID cards would basically prove you are who you say you are, and that you are a legal citizen of the United States. The program is being pushed in the U.S. Senate by Democrat Chuck Schumer (D- New York), and Republican Lindsay Graham (R- South Carolina).

Unlike the optional E-verify system that some companies use, this would be mandatory for all companies to use.

It's drawing some criticism from privacy advocates, who say this moving toward a national ID card, giving the government too much power to track you. Sen. Graham says it's simply a way to keep companies and employees honest.

"What I want to make sure is when an employer is presented with a social security card, you can easily verify that it is real and genuine and the person presenting the card is who they say they are. If we will do that one thing, it will make it very hard to hire illegals," said Sen. Graham.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; amnesty; congress; constitution; freedom; graham; immigrantlist; immigration; jobs; lindseygraham; lping; nationalidcard
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1 posted on 03/10/2010 6:30:03 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

keep dreamin Jack - this is a State issue. I WILL NOT COMPLY...PERIOD !!!


2 posted on 03/10/2010 6:31:44 PM PST by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

3 posted on 03/10/2010 6:31:47 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What about the illegals? What card are they required to carry?
4 posted on 03/10/2010 6:32:11 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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Evil

Bastards


5 posted on 03/10/2010 6:32:51 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat (You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory; it is better to perish than to live a slave)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sen. Graham says it's simply a way to keep companies and employees honest.

Those that pay YOUR salary?

First the card, then the chip.
6 posted on 03/10/2010 6:33:31 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They already make us get our TWIC card so we can work offshore.
Funny thing is... The say you have to be a legal citizen to work offshore. But when we hire 3rd party welders, they work for a company called MADD welders. 99% of them can not speak English.
Another government scam.


7 posted on 03/10/2010 6:34:01 PM PST by Old Texan (If the Dims are dumb enough to poke at a Rattlesnake, they are gonna get bit.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What the hell is it with this “worker” word lately? They are EMPLOYEES. NOT WORKERS!!!


8 posted on 03/10/2010 6:34:06 PM PST by cubreporter (Scott Brown turned it all around. The people CAN and DID make a difference!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How the Hell is this going to stop illegal immigration, since illegals will become legals through this very legislation?

There won't be any private businesses left in America soon.

9 posted on 03/10/2010 6:34:42 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I guess a U.S. passport isn't good enough?

Just to move the thread along, wouldn't that be kinda like the mark of the beast? It sure wouldn't stop illegal immigration, that's for sure.

5.56mm

10 posted on 03/10/2010 6:34:54 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Free ThinkerNY

11 posted on 03/10/2010 6:35:13 PM PST by Sybeck1 (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: cubreporter

Don’t ya know - WE are THEIR little workerbees!


12 posted on 03/10/2010 6:35:30 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: cubreporter

I’m an Associate, not a Worker!


13 posted on 03/10/2010 6:36:32 PM PST by Sybeck1 (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Reckon we can get the President wannabees to show their card before applying for the job?


14 posted on 03/10/2010 6:36:39 PM PST by deport
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To: Free ThinkerNY
There's more talk on Capitol Hill about requiring all U.S. citizens to carry a worker ID card before getting a job. It's part of a major overhaul of immigration policy, and the plan could go before President Obama as soon as this week.

What is the difference between this ID and a voter ID? Why would the Democrats want a worker ID, but not a voter ID?

15 posted on 03/10/2010 6:36:44 PM PST by olezip
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just tell me where to pay the ticket. It will be a cold day in Hell! before I ever carry one of those. Be very afraid of RIF technology!


16 posted on 03/10/2010 6:36:44 PM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
obama will give the mexican government the technology to reproduce these ID’s and then the dims will have successfully implemented amnesty wrapped in a lie.

LLS

17 posted on 03/10/2010 6:37:12 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I thought that was what the social security card morphed into. How about a voter ID card so only US Citizens can vote?


18 posted on 03/10/2010 6:37:25 PM PST by PhiloBedo (I won't be happy until Jet-A is less than $2.00 a gallon)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

May have to reconsider the method in which we cast out votes...


19 posted on 03/10/2010 6:37:41 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

they should try enforcing immigration laws that already exist first


20 posted on 03/10/2010 6:37:52 PM PST by PMAS
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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21 posted on 03/10/2010 6:38:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (A proud American-American since 1949.)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

I think the idea is for American citizens to be forced to carry an identification card until they pass amnesty for the illegals. THEN everyone will be required to carry one so the government cam keep tabs on where we are, what we are buying, where we are working, how we are voting, and on and on.


22 posted on 03/10/2010 6:38:21 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: cubreporter

23 posted on 03/10/2010 6:38:30 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY (Live Free Or Die)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The statists are on the march, again.


24 posted on 03/10/2010 6:40:01 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FUBO


25 posted on 03/10/2010 6:40:05 PM PST by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

“And the number shall be 666.” Mark of the beast.


26 posted on 03/10/2010 6:40:36 PM PST by Mr. Wright ( in)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Your papers please!


27 posted on 03/10/2010 6:41:37 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Won’t happen as long as Obama is President because he wouldn’t qualify for one.


28 posted on 03/10/2010 6:42:22 PM PST by csmusaret (Sarah Palin thinks everyday in America is the 4th of July. Obama thinks it is April 15th.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think Der Leader needs to be the first to comply and lead by example by providing proof of HIS legal US citizenship; and further, prove that he is mentally competent to fulfill the responsibilities of the position which he holds.


29 posted on 03/10/2010 6:42:29 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (You better HOPE you end up with a little CHANGE in your pocket after he's finished.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

US citizens and all the former illeglals who want to work will have to have the card. If you want to work under the table or ply the drug trade, you won’t need the card. You also won’t need it to get public benefits either.


30 posted on 03/10/2010 6:42:50 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: cubreporter

Next comes “comrade”.

Employees sounds so capitalist.


31 posted on 03/10/2010 6:43:35 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wait, I thought that Lindsay Graham was all about open borders and jobs for illegals. Oh, wait, this isn’t about illegals is it?
32 posted on 03/10/2010 6:44:01 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

we don’t need another card - we already have one - its called a social security card.

We don’t need another card - we need a wall.


33 posted on 03/10/2010 6:45:02 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Free, I agree that this is a sinister, totalitarian idea, but I think it also over-estimates the competency of the federal government. This is another bait and switch. They CLAIM they are going to set up some kind of fool-proof ID system to prevent illegals from getting jobs. But FIRST they want to pass the amnesty, now, right away, immediately, please let us!! and THEN we'll get right to work on that ID system to prevent future illegals from working.

Except that they won’t ever get around to the ID system.

Look at DHS’s record in carrying out previous congressional technology mandates of this sort: the "virtual" fence, the "no fly" list, the scanning of incoming freight, the system that allows Border Patrol stations to communicate with each other, access FBI databases and identify criminals, I could go on, but you get my drift. None of it is ever done effectively. They spend billions and it doesn’t work.

Those who, quite reasonably, fear this ID plan can take comfort in how extremely unlikely it is to ever be established as advertised. It is just one more lie they are willing to tell in order to get their amnesty plan passed. Better to focus on what they are actually trying to do rather that what they say they are trying to do. Does anyone really believe Chuck Schumer and take him at his word?

34 posted on 03/10/2010 6:45:48 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I used to joke about the government tatooing barcodes on our arms, so they could scan us like groceries, then I saw it in the movie `Idiocracy.’
These people seem to think we’re Germans or something.


35 posted on 03/10/2010 6:47:07 PM PST by tumblindice (Large crowds of party workers showed their joy and gratitude to Big 0 in spontaneous demonstrations)
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To: Colorado Doug

I think this is the amnesty card.

Those here, even illegals, will be given the card. No questions asked.

It’s like the drivers licenses for illegals, which dems in CA keep pushing for. Only reason it’s not law yet, is the state governor is allegedly a Republican.

This will be the amnesty vehicle, right here. This “worker card”. Notice it doesn’t say “worker eligibility card”, it says “worker id card”.


36 posted on 03/10/2010 6:47:56 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"How the Hell is this going to stop illegal immigration, since illegals will become legals through this very legislation?"

Now Dang It! Nancy Grahmnesty doesn't want the details spread far and wide! Otherwise the peasants might revolt.

37 posted on 03/10/2010 6:48:13 PM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

38 posted on 03/10/2010 6:48:19 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
another unfunded mandate
39 posted on 03/10/2010 6:48:54 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. Wisdom is needed here. Let the one with understanding solve the meaning of the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666.
Revelation 13:16-18


40 posted on 03/10/2010 6:49:21 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And within a week there will be some damn little guys in China cranking these things out for the mexicans by the millions.


41 posted on 03/10/2010 6:49:38 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
This Republic died in 1865.

The corpse is still smoldering.

42 posted on 03/10/2010 6:51:35 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Revelation 911

Juan McCain’s friend and fellow traveller Lindsay Graham-nesty is backing this. Mark Levin was ripping Miss Lindsay tonight as being worse than Obama.

Juan McCain is no better as are the RINOs supporting McCain.


43 posted on 03/10/2010 6:51:56 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why issue “worker-id” cards when it’s non-workers who will soon be in the majority?


44 posted on 03/10/2010 6:53:44 PM PST by The Duke
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To: olezip
What is the difference between this ID and a voter ID? Why would the Democrats want a worker ID, but not a voter ID?

Uh, uh, uh, you're not supposed to ask these questions!!

The states could pull a switch and require a worker ID card to vote. Who needs a stinkin voter ID card when they can use the worker card? That would get the dems' undies in a bunch. They would probably pass a bill making it illegal to use the cards as voter cards to ensure the illegals and dead people could still vote for them.

45 posted on 03/10/2010 6:54:43 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m not sure how this would do a darn thing for most of the illegal “day laborers” that get payed cash under the table on a day per day basis for whatever work they do.


46 posted on 03/10/2010 6:56:33 PM PST by apillar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What planet are these guys from?


47 posted on 03/10/2010 6:56:34 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: prairiebreeze

read later


48 posted on 03/10/2010 6:59:38 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Prayers for the Ft. Hood families, victims and soldiers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What are you doing out so late? Your papers please.


49 posted on 03/10/2010 7:03:10 PM PST by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: The Duke

Obama should be against this bill because he would not be able to keep his job. He is not eligible for one of these ID cards. : )


50 posted on 03/10/2010 7:05:37 PM PST by Commander X (TOTUS...destroying the USA one lie at a time.)
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