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That's right.  You're gonna need approval from Ministry of Homeland Security to get a job.  

         Need a job? You need this.
Check this out from the summary of the immigration reform bill, posted at Talking Points Memo:
All employers will be required to use the E-Verify system.  [blather about "phase-in" period omitted] ...  As part of the E-Verify system, every non-citizen will be required to show their “biometric work authorization card,” or their “biometric green card.” These photographs will be stored in the E-Verify system.  ... [misleading blather omitted] ...  the picture on the card presented by the employee to the employer will have to exactly match the identical picture the employer has on the E-Verify system.

In other words, the federal government will be assembling a database of the photographs of every person in the United States.  If you want a job, you must show an ID to your employer with a photograph that exactly matches the photograph in the government's database.

What could possibly go wrong?

It is not sufficient that it be you in both photographs.  It must be the exact same photograph of you.

How exactly is the government going to construct this database?  Two ways: through passports and through driver's licenses:

For U.S. citizens with passports, the picture on the passport presented by the employee will have to match the identical picture the employer has on the E-Verify system. A driver’s license can be used, so long as the citizen’s state has agreed to submit a photo to E-Verify.
So, if you don't get a passport, and you want a job, your state has to agree to forward all of its DL photos to the Ministry of Homeland Security.   That's the stick part.  The bribe part is that the feds are supposedly going to shovel $250 million of money raised from Goddess knows where to help the states implement this scheme.  

In this connection, one might consider that the Texas voter ID law was struck down in part because there were many counties in Texas that did not have DMV office, and there were cases where people would have to make a 200 mile round trip to get a driver's license or ID card.  Now you'd have to that to get a job.

So, in short, the price of immigration reform will be that each and every one of us who wants a job will need to get the permission of the freakin' Secretary of Homeland Security before you can make a nickel.

No such requirement exists for firearms purchases of course.  That's a right you see.  Unlike, oh working.  


What kind of country requires government permission to work but not to buy a gun?

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  •  Tip Jar (18+ / 0-)

    You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

    by Cartoon Peril on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:27:27 PM PDT

  •  It has always struck me as absurd (6+ / 0-)

    how the NRA rank and file, and Movement Conservatives in general, have been so rabid about buying in and pushing black helicopter stories about the Federal Government and nefarious national gun registries and mass confiscations on the gun control front. As if the Corpora-Tocracy they are creating isn't going to be repressing their freedoms.

    In a world run by the Koch Brothers and their stooges, your freedom ends at their bottom lines. You create an intrusive system of tracking one section of employees, say, a group like non-citizen residents, that people won't object to, then you expand it, and expand it, and the endgame is to privatize. Privatize the profit by privatizing maintaining the system but socialize the risk by subsidizing it still with taxpayer money and maintaining the data in government hands. If everybody has to be E-Verifiable, that's a built-in marketplace that will never stop being gold, but even if a massive, but limited, group of people is only E-Verifiable, that is still a goldmine.

    Movement Conservatism doesn't give you a world of privacy and individual freedom, it gives you MicroSoft and Exxon/Mobil being up in your personal shit in ways that no wingnut would ever tolerate the DMV or IRS being. Don't rant and rave about "Big Government" if "Big Wall Street" doesn't register a blip. It puts MegaCorps in places where they claim they fear the Government will dwell, and it's fear of Big Government ends and begins with Democratic majorities coming and going. When they run the ship, fuck small and unintrusive government!  The racist fuckwit sees people of color from faraway lands getting hemmed in, until the new system fucks with them in ways they didn't see coming. Every Teahadi is working hard to wake up one day in a world where your ability to do what you want may have a corporate veto on it somehow.

    I hear about a national Jobs ID scheme, for "those people" and I see a great temtation for an America Gone Wrong in ways we might not be able to fix. A way to control the proles ability to earn a living if they get out of line. A national employee registry with a Do Not Hire list function built in somehow in a legal gray area. You aren't supposed to be able to use my credit rating to deny me a job, and yet, you can. People do it everyday to people looking for a job. E-Verify stops at x. Really? Why would I believe that?

    When you look at the world that the Koch Brothers crowd will give you, you will have no privacy. None. Your right to privacy ends at their ability to make a buck off of your information.  

    Funny thing about the militant 2nd Amendment defenses.

    They will go out the window if the 3-D printed gun movement explodes and the gun manufacturers of America's bottom lines are in peril. Your right to buy a gun according the NRA might only be as sacred as the ability of Big Guns Inc. to make a profit off of your purchase. If you don't need to buy a gun, but can print one out at home, suddenly a lot of Constitutional purity will evaporate in a heartbeat. Suddenly, the 2nd Amendment will only apply to the 2nd Amendment purists who fatten Barrett and other corporations wallets. The 2nd Amendment Lobbying Industrial Complex is about Barrett, not Billie Joe and his Barrett gun. If Billie Joe's assault rifle came from a 3-D printer and not Ray's Guns, and from a block of purchased raw materials and not a Barrett box, so much for the 2nd Amendment Right to bear arms being so pure.

    I live in Nevada, and I can't count the number of 'you can have my gun when you pry it out of my dead fingers' folks I have met since I moved here. If those diehards start printing their guns, instead of buying them from Barrett, Colt, and S&W, what counts as 2nd Amendment Freedom and what isn't is going to shock a lot of the folks who think the NRA has their backs.

    They have the Gun Manufacturers of America's backs.

    I am a Loco-Foco. I am from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party.

    by LeftHandedMan on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:42:19 PM PDT

    •  I should note (1+ / 0-)
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      I support reasonable gun control measures and common sense restrictions. I just live somewhere where a great deal of folks do not. The 3-D printed guns are a hot topic among the 2nd Amendment purists here.

      But they might be the NRA's worst nightmare. The thing that gives up the fraud that the NRA is about the little guy and his gun rights, and not about big corporations making hundreds of millions off of the most paranoid and easily riled.

      It would be the height of irony to me if the most militant 2nd Amendment supporters among the civilian population embraced 3-D gun parts printing in the name of the purity of their principles, and the NRA and the Corporations behind them suddenly were the threat to their liberty in ways that no hippy or liberal or Democrat ever would.

      When I hear about national Jobs IDs and such things, I immediately start imagining ways they could go sideways or be a scam to make money.

      I am a Loco-Foco. I am from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party.

      by LeftHandedMan on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:49:13 PM PDT

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  •  If you are not afraid, then you aren't a... (2+ / 0-)
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    patriotic American...


    'If you want to be a hero, well just follow me.' - J. Lennon

    by Clive all hat no horse Rodeo on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 11:10:41 PM PDT

  •  umm, guys? this is for IMMIGRANTS, NOT CITIZNS (5+ / 0-)

    quoting from the block quote at the beginning...

    As part of the E-Verify system, every non-citizen will be required to show their “biometric work authorization card,”

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 01:53:21 AM PDT

  •  Latest info is background check bill gets stalled. (0+ / 0-)
    NBC Politics ‏@NBCPolitics 1h
    Background checks expected to fall short in Senate vote
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