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  •  It's An Easy Problem (1+ / 0-)
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    Sparhawk

    it is one of the easier problems to solve, requiring tweaks to the law, little new technology, and only a modest investment

    In a practical sense, it is not an easy problem in a political sense. What is required is to either remove the 'knowingly' clause from 8 USC 1324 (which is neither fair nor politically feasible), or institute a 'national id card' which is, practically speaking, not forgeable.

    Creating the 'tamper proof id' of the 1986 IRCA is fairly easy from a technological standpoint, but politically speaking one has to get it by the privacy advocates on both the left and right of the political spectrum, and one has to get it past LULAC, NCLR, ACLU, and the rest of those organizations who have been opposing worksite and interior enforcement of immigration law since 1986.

    Lastly, one would have to get it by the political, and money and power, elements (Council on Foreign Relations, Business Roundtable, Chamber of Commerce, etc.) that will fight it tooth and nail to that extent that I don't think it will ever become a reality (if  it were going to happen, I suspect it would have happened by now).

    <div style="font-size:10px;text-align:center;background-color:#ffd;color:#f33">If the terriers and bariffs are torn down, this economy will grow - G. Bush

    by superscalar on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 08:50:20 PM PDT

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