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"By privatizing immigration enforcement as a date-of-hire requirement
foisted on employers, but not making identity verification essentially
foolproof through the creation and distribution of a national ID card,
Congress doomed IRCA to fail. In effect, federal lawmakers forced the
nation's employers and their human resource representatives to choose
one of three options: Lawbreaker, Naïf or Stooge. ... Politicians skirmishing for debating points will not solve our
immigration dysfunctions. The solution can only begin when the
citizenry participates in a dialogue about the loss of privacy
and creeping totalitarianism that a national work ID card might spawn.
We take our shoes off and allow ourselves to be irradiated or
groped just to catch a plane. Are we ready to be biometrically
identified in a digital dossier to get a job?" - Angelo Paparelli, Nov. 27, 2011.