By Jeff JohnsonOf course they do, and no I do not think it is about tracking illegals. When the laws were first passed, in 1986, requiring that we Americans show proof to work, I nearly lost my job because I refused to do it. My GM was a retired Marine who knew my background and let me slide. Later, when I worked for a large corporation, I never turned the paperwork in either and they never came back to me about it the entire time I worked for them (a few years).
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
June 27, 2005
(CNSNews.com) - Dozens of U.S. House members who sponsored the nationwide instant background check system for gun buyers in 1993 or backed the expansion of that system in 2002, have shown no support for a similar database intended to identify illegal aliens trying to find work in the U.S.
At least one member who supported the gun control measure is challenging the proposal to crack down on illegal immigrants.
"A database this large is likely to contain many errors," said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) during a May 12 hearing on the Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act (H.R. 98). "Any one of [the errors] could render someone unemployable and possibly much worse until they can get their file straightened out."
But in 2002, Jackson Lee argued for the "Our Lady of Peace Act," (H.R. 4757), an expansion of the National Instant Check System (NICS) for handgun purchases.
"I strongly support this legislation," Jackson Lee said during the Oct. 15, 2002 consideration of the Our Lady of Peace Act. "A major problem with the instant check system has been the incomplete records of state and local governments."
The legislation to expand NICS would have provided "incentives for states to provide more complete records to the federal government. This will result in faster and smarter background checks," she argued.
The article further states:
The most recent research available indicates that more than one-quarter of the immigrants living in the United States are doing so illegally. Of the 37.5 million foreign-born individuals currently living in the U.S., demographer Jeffrey Passell of the Pew Hispanic Center has determined that 10.3 million, or 29 percent, either entered or remain in the country illegally. Passell combined previous research he had conducted with the March 2004 "Current Population Study" conducted by the Census Bureau and data from other federal agencies to arrive at his conclusions.So, nearly thirty (30) percent, or ten million, "entered or remain" here illegally. Of those ten million, just how many are those staying beyond their visa limits and I ask what about the database that has those people on file who were supposed to leave? Is there not already a method to check and see when, or if they leave? Visas do have an expiration date and the paperwork has to be logged in some electronic form, do they not?
At a May 12 hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims, Chairman John Hostettler (R-Ind.) argued that border enforcement alone would fail to stop millions more non-citizens from illegally crossing U.S. borders.
"We will only be able to assert control over illegal immigration when we can turn off the job magnet that draws most illegal aliens to our country," he said.
The answer of course is to throw more money down a government pit that has already shown that it cannot even find those that stay beyond their visas, and create another database of illegals- but how? If they snuck across the border illegally do we honestly think that they do not have, cannot acquire, or even care that they have government papers?
From today's Washington Times Inside the Beltway column:
We'd written in our previous column about an offensive sign out in front of Casa Furniture in Alexandria, which we suspected might lure undocumented aliens to the store to buy a new sofa or mattress.
"Credito Sin Papele sde Gringos," the misspelled sign read.
Translation: "Credit Without Gringos' Papers."
Several hours after our item appeared, Air Force Capt. Peter Sheeran drove past the store and noted that the sign's message had been removed.
"But it's good they changed it," he says. "I was seriously contemplating going in there in full uniform and raising a stink with the manager, or whoever else was there."
All databases created by the ferals will always bite we citizens in the ass (just ask Ted Kennedy or anyone else on the NO-FLY list) as these tools are designed and intended to.
No my paranoid readers, just I as I did not support the Insta-Check bullshit, I do think anyone should be so quick as to embrace an "illegals database".
Oh, and the hypocrite and idiot, Shelia Jackson Lee displayed once again what a hypocrite and idiot she really is...