No National ID

From: Bea T.
Sent on: Sunday, June 16, 2013 12:48 PM
Sorry I'm sending this today not the 11, but it is not too late. I didn't know National ID is one of the items on this immigration bill. Please call, fax for free using the link below. This bill is coming next week again. 

No National ID! Important vote on S. 744 today
http://www.conservativeactionalerts.com/2013/06/no-national-id-important-vote-on-s-744-today/
by Conservative Action Alerts on June 11, 2013 Print This Post

Update, 4:40 PM: The U.S. Senate voted on the motion to proceed to S. 744, 84 to 15.

Update, 3:05 PM: The U.S. Senate today voted to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 744 82 to 15. Applauding the Senate’s first vote to move the bill forward, Gang of Eight member Senator Charles Schumer reaffirmed that the bill “will phase in” components relying on biometrics.

ALERT: The Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration plan will destroy individual privacy via biometric database. Take Action & Blast Faxes to Congress!

American Conservative,

Today the U.S. Senate is going to take its first votes on the Gang of Eight’s “comprehensive immigration” scheme.

The vote to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the Gang’s S. 744 is set to happen at 2:15 PM; then, if cloture is reached, the Senate will vote on the motion to proceed to move the ugly “immigration fix” forward.

It’s crucial that take action against the very dangerous language contained within the Gang’s 1,318 page bill while there is still time.

We must continue to fax, call, and petition our elected servants and demand they act on our behalf.

Our fourth amendment rights are literally at stake!

Take Action! Blast Faxes to Congress and tell them to REMOVE all language from the Gang of Eight ‘Immigration Reform’ Bill that would establish a Biometric Database and create a path to a National ID! No ‘immigration fix’ should cost Americans their freedom!

Unconstitutional “Reform”

On May 21st, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed their markup of the Gang of Eight’s “immigration reform” bill – a version that not only preserves most of the bill’s original problems, but also contains 233 additional pages of rules.

Senator Ted Cruz says that the bill only makes our current immigration problems “worse.” Sadly, he holds the minority opinion as he was one of only five Senate Judiciary Members who opposed S. 744′s exit from committee.

However, despite wisdom and warnings, the immigration bill will soon begin moving forward in roughly 24 hours!

This means that we have relatively little time to fight this “immigration fix” and all of the bad language within it… namely, its provisions for a national biometric database, the pathway to a National ID card.

This very dangerous language currently found in the Gang’s Plan must be removed, else our Constitutional freedom be greatly compromised.

That’s why it’s of the utmost importance that we demand every legislator to eliminate all such language from S. 744 right away! Send faxes, sign our free petition, and call Congress now!

Take Action! Blast Faxes to Congress and tell them to REMOVE all language from the Gang of Eight ‘Immigration Reform’ Bill that would establish a Biometric Database and create a path to a National ID! No ‘immigration fix’ should cost Americans their freedom!

GO8 Plan Grows Big Brother

Page 1,318 of the markup bill details the establishment of a “photo tool” – a giant federal database managed by the Department of Homeland Security, supplied with individuals’ biometric information from all of the fifty states.

If established, the database would house a file for every person carrying a driver’s license or equivalent state-issued photo I.D., and contain their name, age, Social Security number, along with their photograph.

This database would also determine whether or not one is permitted to find employment. In other words, without becoming an entry in a federal database, Americans will be unable to secure a job or freely work where and as they choose!

“The Secretary shall develop and maintain a photo tool that enables employers to match the photo on a covered identity document provided to the employer to a photo maintained by a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services database.”
(S. 744, page 1,319.)

This stands to show that S. 744 as it currently exists not only violates our right to privacy, but our right to work as well!

Congress is simply unauthorized to craft this type of freedom-killing legislation. Nowhere in the Constitution is the federal government empowered with any ability to create such a “papers please” working environment – an idea that smacks of tyranny and Nazi-era Germany, not the limited government we’re supposed to have in the Land of the Free!

This is why we must mobilize right now and make sure that our voices are being heard in Congressional offices across the country and in Washington.

We must tell every elected servant that The Gang of Eight’s bill as it currently exists is completely unacceptable, and that its “identity authentication mechanism” must be entirely removed from the bill as it is a violation of the Fourth Amendment!

Take Action! Blast Faxes to Congress and tell them to REMOVE all language from the Gang of Eight ‘Immigration Reform’ Bill that would establish a Biometric Database and create a path to a National ID! No ‘immigration fix’ should cost Americans their freedom!

** Please, at the very minimum, sign our free petition and call each of your U.S. Senators today!

Indefinite Expansion

Wired.com reports the dangers of the so-called “identity authentication mechanism” or photo tool. They see it growing outside of its limitations within the bill.

“For now, the legislation allows the database to be used solely for employment purposes. But historically such limitations don’t last,” reports Wired. “The Social Security card, for example, was created to track your government retirement benefits. Now you need it to purchase health insurance. … The Social Security number itself, it’s pretty ubiquitous in your life.”

The Science and Tech Website also cites David Bier of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s concerns about the language of S. 744.

“The most worrying aspect is that this creates a principle of permission basically to do certain activities and it can be used to restrict activities,” says Biers. “It’s like a national ID system without the card.”

Take Action! Blast Faxes to Congress and tell them to REMOVE all language from the Gang of Eight ‘Immigration Reform’ Bill that would establish a Biometric Database and create a path to a National ID! No ‘immigration fix’ should cost Americans their freedom!

** Please, at the very minimum, sign our free petition and call each of your U.S. Senators today!

Sen. Paul vs. the Photo Tool

Senator Rand Paul also believes that the database created by the Immigration Schemewill lead to a National I.D. card; he says, “I worry that the Senate is working to consider a series of little-noticed provisions in comprehensive immigration reform that may provide a pathway to a national ID card for all individuals present in the United States – citizens and non-citizens. These draconian ideas would simply give government too much power.”

The Kentucky Senator has voiced opposition to the bill’s photo tool and other language that would essentially force all employers to behave like police officers and immigration cops. For these reasons, Sen. Paul has committed to remove the photo tool from the legislation. We must demand other Senators and Representatives to join him.

“I will fight to remove the photo tool from this legislation because I think it will become a national ID. We already know the federal government is rife with false positives on the no-fly list and the National Instant Check system for gun buyers. Why would we be foolish enough to think that a massive database of all citizens would not have the same problems on a grander scale?” (Sen. Paul, Washington Times)

Should Congress pass the GO8 Immigration Bill with its current language, our freedom of privacy – our Constitutional “right to be left alone” – will suffer irreparable damage, also will our right to freely work be impaired.

We must rally lawmakers to fight this language while there is still time!

Take Action! Blast Faxes to Congress and tell them to REMOVE all language from the Gang of Eight ‘Immigration Reform’ Bill that would establish a Biometric Database and create a path to a National ID! No ‘immigration fix’ should cost Americans their freedom!

** Please, at the very minimum, sign our free petition and call each of your U.S. Senators today!

Harry Reid Wants Compromise

To no one’s surprise, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is chomping at the bit to pushand pass this government-growing, privacy-killing immigration bill.

Claiming an “easy” victory in his chamber and calling GOP members to compromise on the one-size-fits-all immigration bill, Mr. Reid said that “It would be a bad day for our country, and a bad day for the Republican Party, if they continue standing in the way of this [immigration reform legislation].”

While this bill may pass the liberal-run Senate, its passage in the House in not guaranteed – at least not without a great deal of much-needed amending first.

It is crucial that we utilize the little time we have to voice our adamant opposition against this move for increased government surveillance! Send faxes, sign our free petition, and call Congress now!

Take Action! Blast Faxes to Congress and tell them to REMOVE all language from the Gang of Eight ‘Immigration Reform’ Bill that would establish a Biometric Database and create a path to a National ID! No ‘immigration fix’ should cost Americans their freedom!

** Please, at the very minimum, sign our free petition and call each of your U.S. Senators today!

The National ID Must Again Be Defeated

The push to mandate a National ID is not new, especially in tandem with so-called immigration reform. The 2007 immigration bill contained language for a national ID, and, thankfully, failed because of it. However, today too few lawmakers are raising alarm over the dangerous idea that Americans should be subject to increased government tracking and surveillance.

This is precisely why we must raise the alarm and demand that our lawmakers legislate in our favor – and the Bill of Rights’ favor – by completely scrapping all language in S. 744 that would establish a biometric database and a pathway to a National ID card!

Just as the 2007 immigration bill and the Real ID Act were defeated in the past, so too must the language in the GO8 plan be defeated!

The Fourth Amendment right to privacy must not be infringed!

Take Action! Blast Faxes to Congress and tell them to REMOVE all language from the Gang of Eight ‘Immigration Reform’ Bill that would establish a Biometric Database and create a path to a National ID! No ‘immigration fix’ should cost Americans their freedom!

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