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Immigration Magnetized, Privatized and Depersonalized

November 28, 2011 (1 min read)

"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.