Skip to comments.Senators push plan to require all U.S. citizens to carry worker ID cards
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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keep dreamin Jack - this is a State issue. I WILL NOT COMPLY...PERIOD !!!
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.
What the hell is it with this “worker” word lately? They are EMPLOYEES. NOT WORKERS!!!
There won't be any private businesses left in America soon.
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.
Don’t ya know - WE are THEIR little workerbees!
I’m an Associate, not a Worker!
Reckon we can get the President wannabees to show their card before applying for the job?
What is the difference between this ID and a voter ID? Why would the Democrats want a worker ID, but not a voter ID?
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!
I thought that was what the social security card morphed into. How about a voter ID card so only US Citizens can vote?
May have to reconsider the method in which we cast out votes...
they should try enforcing immigration laws that already exist first
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.
The statists are on the march, again.
“And the number shall be 666.” Mark of the beast.
Your papers please!
Won’t happen as long as Obama is President because he wouldn’t qualify for one.
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.
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.
Next comes “comrade”.
Employees sounds so capitalist.
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.
Except that they wont ever get around to the ID system.
Look at DHSs 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 doesnt 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?
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.
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”.
Now Dang It! Nancy Grahmnesty doesn't want the details spread far and wide! Otherwise the peasants might revolt.
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.
And within a week there will be some damn little guys in China cranking these things out for the mexicans by the millions.
The corpse is still smoldering.
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.
Why issue “worker-id” cards when it’s non-workers who will soon be in the majority?
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.
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.
What planet are these guys from?
What are you doing out so late? Your papers please.
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. : )