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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:17 PM
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Border Control Chief Calls for Calif. Driver's Licenses to Be Banned as Ai
http://www.cnsnews.com/ThisHour.asp#Border%20Control%20...



Ed Nelson, chairman of U.S. Border Control, has asked Homeland
Security Secretary Tom Ridge to ban the use of California driver's licenses as identification for boarding airplanes. "Since it is now so easy for anyone, including illegal aliens and terrorists, to get a California driver's permit, it is clear that such a document no longer provides any assurance that the holder deserves to be allowed a seat on an airplane," Nelson stated in a letter to Ridge. "It seems as if politics take precedence over our national security and safety," he continued. "September 11th has taught us nothing." In closing, Nelson stated: "Refusing to accept driver's licenses from any state that hands them out to non-citizens or other unidentifiable persons is a critical first step in protecting the traveling public. We must take action to prevent our nation's enemies from ever again using an airplane as a weapon of mass destruction." The new law in California allows illegal aliens to obtain a license with a Federal Taxpayer Identification Number or a "Matricula Consular" card, a document from the Mexican government that gives illegal aliens a form of identification.


Who the hell is this bozo?

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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:19 PM
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1. So...non citizens are not allowed to fly????
:(
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:21 PM
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2. Can anyone say National ID Card.
This is just BS and repuke alarmist crap
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:28 PM
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6. Actually we already do have national i.d. cards
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 05:29 PM by SoCalDem
social security cards..
The only rub here is that "non-citizens" can get them too..

We really should just go that one step further and be done with it..

PASSPORTS... Most citizens of other countries have passports..

We could go even further..

Blue passports for US citizens

Green "passports" with expiration dates for "resident workers"

Tan ones for students..also with expiration..


It could actually work..


To be employed , the employer would HAVE to include the number, and passport photo of the employee or he would be fined..

To go to school, it would need a college endorsement each semester..

We need to face facts..

other than the few who are truly part of the underground economy, MOST of us are on file already in so many places and in so many forms of id, why not just be totally non-discriminatory and do the passport thing.. A side benefit would be that manybe we would actually start to travel more and see the rest of the world. :)



We just got passports for our trip, and the new ones are very hard to fake..

What better proof of citizenshipo is there, than a passport..??
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Brian Sweat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:22 PM
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3. Sounds like a rabid racist to me
The U.S. Border Control here is not the government agency responsible for guarding our borders. It sounds like a hate group.
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Brian Sweat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:24 PM
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4. Here is the U.S. Border Control Web Site
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:27 PM
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5. silly me--thought it was a government agency
sound pretty damn official

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Brian Sweat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:31 PM
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7. So did I, but the real Border Control does not have a CHAIRMAN.
It has a director.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:40 PM
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8. remember when the 9/11 hijackers crossed over from Mexico?
and then got California drivers licenses, and used those to get a plane ticket?

:shrug:


no, I don't remember that either

fact is, the 19 were here legally, for the most part, and this horseshit would've done NOTHING
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:47 PM
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9. Just trying to screw a liberal Dem state
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 05:59 PM by DBoon
Again.

(Edit: My mistake. Thought it was someone at the Border Patrol, not Border Control. This time it's not a plot by Bush to stick it to California)
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Noordam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:09 PM
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10. Yes this Freeper groups want US soldiers on border
patrol.

LOL where are they going to get all the soldiers.

Do I feel a DRAFT.

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