Dear Concerned Bodies,
The PASS Act, S. 1261, a heavily compromised legislation which allows the majority of the Real ID Act to stay in place, is moving toward a DHS Senate committee hearing in Washington, D.C.
After proving time and again that the technologies used [RFID, facial recognition biometrics, and fusion center databases] have a high failure rate in substantiating, retaining and protecting identity, we should not be required to accept inadequate standards for federalizing U.S. identity in either the PASS Act or the Real ID Act.
The people of the United States are still being asked to sponsor the surveillance of their own identity in the name of immigration control and terrorism prevention. A casual look into the logic of mandatory identification for Americans cannot guarantee an above-board use of systems in the compromised identity and immigrations racketeering market which sustains much of the immigrant labor in the U.S.
There are incomplete and obscure reasons to prove identity verification was linked to either illegal immigration, or terrorism during 9/11. Terrorists involved in the attacks were here on legal visas granted by U.S. immigration. One visa was renewed 6 months after a hijacker's suicide in the WTC towers.
Don't allow fear of the misappropriation of your identity to lead to an unstoppable surveillance of your lifestyle, based on the U.S. plan for identification embodied in the PASS Act and the Real ID Act.
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Senator Carper (202) 224-2441
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Senator Ensign (202) 224-6244
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Sheila Dean is the blog editor for BeatTheChip.org and speaks for the 5-11 Campaign, an anti-national ID advocacy campaign.
Sheila promotes American Bill of Rights retention and deliverance from the federal banking system. She also produces (more...