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  • Wary of Trump immigration threat, NY may erase ID card data

    11/15/2016 6:55:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 9:32 PM EST | Deepti Hajela and Jennifer Peltz
    When New York City launched the nationís biggest municipal ID card program last year, advocates said it would help people living in the U.S. illegally to venture out of the shadows. But since Donald Trump was elected president, city officials are instead fielding questions about whether the cards could put those same people at greater risk of being deported. The city has vowed to protect cardholdersí personal records and might even delete them using a kind of self-destruct provision that allows for the information to be destroyed at the end of the year. At least one state lawmaker has criticized...
  • Fear and faulty facts on ‚ÄėA Day Without Latinos‚Äô

    02/19/2016 8:51:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 2-18-16 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - Billed as "A Day Without Latinos," Thursday's demonstrations at the Capitol were marked by passionate speeches, plenty of hyperbole, and a lot of fractured facts to count. The rally against legislation that Latinos believe to be anti-immigrant drew some 20,000 demonstrators in and around the Capitol grounds, according to Madison police. Many of the protesters were bused in by rally organizers, principally the left-wing Voces de la Frontera. State Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, called the demonstrations a "beautiful celebration of who we are as a state," and that Wisconsin must "value and celebrate the diversity of the...
  • National Biometric ID Cards in Africa

    01/26/2016 8:42:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    ‚ÄúIrregular migration‚ÄĚ is illegal immigration dressed up in United Nation‚Äôs progressive euphemism and bureaucratic-speak The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is expressing today its support for the meeting in Niamey, Niger, January 25-26, 2016, of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission Heads of Immigration on ‚Äúirregular immigration and roll-out of the National Biometric ID Cards.‚ÄĚ The International Organization for Migration (IOM) project called ‚ÄúSupport to Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa (FMM) is funded by the European Union (EU). According to the IOM news release, the meeting focused on ‚Äúhigh mobility from and within...
  • Government to issue jihadi ID cards (Germany)

    01/15/2015 10:47:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies ^ | 14 Jan 2015 11:27 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The cabinet agreed on Wednesday to push for a new law aimed at stopping people from leaving Germany to fight for Islamist movements in the Middle East. Potential jihadists affected by the law would have their ID card confiscated for up to three years and replaced with a new one that does not allow them to travel outside Germany. The original draft law was to confiscate the regular ID cards for only 18 months. The law already allows authorities to confiscate the passports of people suspected of having terrorist connections, but many German citizens who have gone to fight for...
  • New York offers illegal immigrants zoo trips, museum tours with ID cards

    09/19/2014 8:43:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:14pm EDT | Laila Kearney
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio offered free access to some of his cityís famed cultural destinations on Thursday in a bid to coax illegal immigrants to join an identification card program aimed at helping them do ordinary things like sign a rental lease. Among the perks offered by the Democratic mayor were free or reduced-price admission to places like the Bronx Zoo, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Carnegie Hall for all of next year. New York is joining other U.S. cities with large immigrant populations including Los Angeles and New Haven, Connecticut, with municipal ID...
  • Nigeria Teams up with MasterCard to Launch ID Cards

    09/07/2014 7:59:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies ^ | 8-29-2014
    Nigeria launched new national identification cards this week, and President Goodluck Jonathan received the first card. Each card contains biometric information and has the capability to receive electronic payments. The first phase of the collaborative effort between MasterCard and the Nigerian government will issue cards to 13 million Nigerians. The government plans to use the cards to electronically deliver salaries and pensions to reduce mismanagement of government payments. Some Nigerians are not excited about the identification cards. The Premium Times reported on citizenís concerns about the collection of biometric information. Nigerians also reported distrust about the collaboration between MasterCard and...
  • NYC Mayor De Blasio pushes ID cards for illegal immigrants in speech

    02/11/2014 12:15:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/11/2014 | By Yoav Gonen and Beth DeFalco
    Following through on a campaign pledge, Mayor de‚ÄČBlasio said Monday that he¬íll push to create municipal ID cards so illegal immigrants don¬ít have to ¬ďlive their lives in the shadows.¬Ē While the cards would be available to all New Yorkers, they would be aimed at undocumented immigrants who don¬ít have access to bank accounts, library cards and even memberships at Costco because they can¬ít produce official photo ID. The cards could be used to secure apartment leases and MTA senior passes. But they couldn¬ít be used for government benefits not otherwise available. ¬ďTo all of my fellow New Yorkers who...
  • 'M' or 'F'? Outdated IDs worry transgender people

    06/15/2013 2:45:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 47 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 15, 2013 | LISA LEFF
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ó Lauren Grey didn't think much about the gender recorded on her Illinois driver's license until she went to test-drive a new car. Although she had been living as a woman for months and easily obtained a license with her new name and a picture reflecting her feminine appearance, Grey's ID still identified her as male, puzzling the salesmen and prompting uncomfortable questions. "They are like, 'This doesn't match.' Then you have to go into the story: 'I was born male, but now I'm not,'" said Grey, 38, a graphic designer living in suburban Chicago. "And they...
  • Labor, business agree to principles on immigration

    02/23/2013 6:15:29 PM PST · by haffast · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thu, Feb 21, 2013 | ERICA WERNER
    Business and labor groups announced agreement Thursday on the principles of a new system to bring lower-skilled workers to the U.S, a key priority for a comprehensive immigration bill. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO reached consensus after weeks of closed-doors negotiations they were conducting at the request of Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., two of the senators involved in crafting an immigration deal on Capitol Hill. Ensuring that future workers can come to the U.S. legally is expected to be a central element of the deal, which will also address border security, employer verification...
  • Totally Awesome ID Cards Of The Day

    11/07/2011 12:07:00 PM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    List Of The Day ^ | November 7, 2011
    Totally Awesome ID Cards Of The Day
  • DOD to Drop Social Security Numbers from ID Cards

    04/01/2011 4:14:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 Ė Beginning June 1, Social Security numbers on military identification cards will begin to disappear, said Air Force Maj. Monica M. Matoush, a Pentagon spokeswoman. The effort is part of a larger plan to protect service members and other DOD identification card holders from identity theft, officials said. Criminals use Social Security numbers to steal identities, allowing them to pillage resources, establish credit or to hijack credit cards, bank accounts or debit cards. Currently, the Social Security number is printed on the back of common access cards, and on the front of cards issued to dependents...
  • Obama's Internet passport--Administration wants national ID card for online commentary

    01/13/2011 4:29:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 118 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 13, 2011 | Editorial
    Federalized security screening at airports has been such a success that President Obama wants to apply the same government "expertise" to the realm of online commerce and commentary. The White House cybersecurity adviser joined Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Jan. 7 to announce what amounts to a national ID card for the Internet. Their plan is straightforward. Instead of logging onto Facebook or one's bank using separate passwords established with each individual company or website, the White House will take the lead in developing what it calls an "identity ecosystem" that will centralize personal information and credentials. This government-approved system...
  • 'Genderless' ID cards vetoed by Schwarzenegger

    09/23/2010 9:27:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/23/10 | Jim Sanders
    Identification cards that don't say whether you're a man or woman? Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation today that would have allowed counties to issue official identification cards that did not identify either the owner's address or gender. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, had proposed the measure as a way to assist undocumented immigrants who lack adequate documentation to qualify for a state-issued ID card, and to help transgender individuals who feel uncomfortable having a gender listed.
  • Eighteen Charged Following Multi-Year Fraud Investigation

    11/25/2009 12:05:18 PM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies · 1,527+ views - DOJ Press Release ^ | November 23, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Eighteen Charged Following Multi-Year Fraud Investigation Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that a federal grand jury returned a 23-count indictment charging 18 defendants with violating federal laws following a multi-year investigation into fraud relating to identification documents. Named in the Indictment are the following individuals: Vitaly Fedorchuk, 30 , of Parma, OH; Pavlo Mostranskyy aka Pasha, 45, of North Royalton, OH Sonya Hilaszek, 45, of Cleveland, OH Azamjon Asadov, 34, of Cincinnati, OH; Martynas Bojarcius, 29, of Palatine, IL; Jaroslav Wladyka aka Bohdan Borsuk,...
  • ID cards for India: 1.1billion citizens will go into second largest citizens' database

    06/28/2009 9:01:24 AM PDT · by FromLori · 12 replies · 462+ views
    Mall ^ | 6/28/09
    India is planning to provide its 1.1 billion-plus citizens with ID cards. Entrepreneur, Nandan Nilekani has been chosen to lead the ambitious project which will be the second largest citizens' database in a democracy, with China being the biggest. The government believes the scheme, which will be finalised over three years, will aid the delivery of vital social services to the poorest people who often lack sufficient identification papers. It also sees the scheme as a way to tackle increasing amounts of identity fraud and theft and, at a time of increased concern over the threat of militant violence, to...
  • Spain: At least 10 arrested on suspicion of forging documents for jihadists

    02/03/2009 5:29:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 581+ views
    JIHAD ^ | Posted by Marisol at February 3, 2009 8:11 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: ""Spanish police suspect terrorism links in arrests," from the Associated Press, February 3 (thanks to all who sent this in): The Spanish police arrested 13 people on Tuesday on suspicion of links to organized crime and terrorism groups. A police statement said the detainees ó 11 Pakistanis, a Nigerian and an Indian ó are suspected of belonging to an international criminal gang involved in passport forgery, drug trafficking and the smuggling of people." SNIPPET: "The police statement said the group is suspected of having contacts in Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland and Thailand. The group allegedly stole passports in...
  • Britain starts issuing ID cards to foreigners

    11/26/2008 4:20:30 AM PST · by wgflyer · 4 replies · 288+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 25 November, 2008 | Press trust of India
    As part of measures to crackdown on illegal workers, the UK on Tuesday started issuing identity cards to foreigners, incorporating their facial image and fingerprints to securely lock them to one identity. For the start ID cards are being issued to people making applications to remain in the UK as a student or based on marriage, the Home Office said in a statement. This will be followed by identity cards for British workers in sensitive roles and locations in 2009 and to young people in 2010, it said.
  • Guiliani: Need ID Card "To get online"

    01/28/2008 10:23:02 PM PST · by af_vet_rr · 76 replies · 227+ views
    YouTube/Republican Debate ^ | January 24, 2008 | Rudy Giuliani
    Republican Debate the other night - YouTube Rudy Guiliani: We should develop a tamper proof ID card" "and if you got the tamper proof ID card, then you'd be allowed to work, pay taxes, get online, become a citizen, follow the rules...."
  • San Francisco supervisors OK ID cards for undocumented immigrants

    11/20/2007 7:15:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 95+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/20/07 | Javier Erik Olvera
    San Francisco will begin issuing municipal identification cards to illegal immigrants next year, becoming the second city in the country to create such a program in the wake of stalled immigration reform efforts in Washington. The board of supervisors Tuesday gave the final OK needed to create the ID card program, systematically legitimizing the city's estimated 40,000 illegal immigrants. The cards will be available to anyone living in the city next August and used as proof of identity when it comes to most facets of city business, from library service to police stops. Although immigrants are the prime target for...
  • S.F. supervisors approve ID cards for residents

    11/14/2007 3:33:13 AM PST · by Man50D · 6 replies · 113+ views ^ | November 14, 2007 | Wyatt Buchanan
    The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to issue municipal identification cards to city residents - regardless of whether they are in the country legally - and to double the amount of public money available to candidates running for supervisor. Supervisor Tom Ammiano, who authored the ID card legislation, said the program is a smart public safety measure because it would make residents living on the social margins of San Francisco more likely to seek the help of police and could give them more access to banking services. "People are afraid to report crimes," Ammiano said, referring to illegal immigrants who...