Police State Noose Tightens as Plague of 9/11 Denial Continues

Why would taxpayer-funded “officials” want to restrict american’s human rights based on false pretexts like 9/11?   Because “public safety” is a cover story for another agenda.

E-Verify is the federal government’s attempt to create an electronic national identification system. It is capable of checking government databases to verify information—often including a photo—on every U.S. resident. Right now, the system monitors only employment and is only mandatory in some states, ostensibly to deter illegal immigration, but nothing would prevent lawmakers from expanding E-Verify to monitor identity or legal status in any other domain and restrict access based on other criteria they want.

Numerous federal, state, and local laws already require people to identify themselves or prove their immigration status, and lawmakers continue to propose many additional laws. The more areas that E-Verify is used to monitor, the more it will create a digital record of Americans’ lives—a record that lawmakers can draw upon to add further requirements for access to jobs, health care, banks, gun sales, housing, and much else.

Once E-Verify becomes fully mandatory for employment nationwide, proponents will seek to use it to enforce other laws. In 2015, the GOP-controlled House Judiciary Committee even voted down an amendment to a mandatory E-Verify bill that would have banned using E-Verify for purposes other than employment. This is a harbinger that the E-Verify system, if mandated federally, could be used to monitor much more than just American’s employment choices. Congress would need only make a few tweaks to the system to make it serviceable for other goals beyond jobs.

Here are a few likely targets:…

Ultimately, E-Verify doesn’t identify illegal immigrants very well at all, and its errors already harmed hundreds of thousands of legal workers attempting to obtain jobs. But the problem with E-Verify is more fundamental. It is the first-step toward a permission-slip society. Creating the infrastructure that is capable of not only monitoring but instantly restricting access to all manner of private activities will hand the government power to control the lives of Americans in ways otherwise unimaginable.

Once E-Verify use becomes ubiquitous, the federal government (and perhaps state and local governments as well) would have the power to shut down people’s lives overnight for almost any reason. A flip of switch could stop their access to jobs, housing, bank accounts, driver’s licenses, and transportation. No free society should stand for such control.

https://www.cato.org/blog/what-will-e-verify-program-be-used-surveil-next

DHS continues to extort participation in REAL-ID database

If there is one truth hiding in the forest of DHS lies about the REAL-ID Act of 2005, it’s that the DHS doesn’t want to cause riots at airports by subjecting residents of disfavored states to  more intrusive searches and “ID verificationinterrogation when they travel by air.

The goal of the REAL-ID Act is to intimidate states into adding their residents drivers’ license and state ID data to the SPEXS national ID database, through threats to harass residents of states and territories that aren’t sufficiently compliant.

Like any extortionist, the DHS wants its victims to submit, and doesn’t really want (and may not even be prepared) to carry out its threats.

But what will the DHS do when its bluff is called by states or territories that are either unwilling or unable to comply?

Today, April Fools Day, we’re seeing the latest test of the answer to this question, with the US Virgin Islands as the target of DHS threats.

In almost all cases to date, the DHS has backed down, by exercising its standardless discretion under the REAL-ID regulations either to certify that states are “compliant” even when they don’t comply with the statutory criteria in the REAL-ID Act, or to grant extensions of time to comply.

With the latest upload to SPEXS of data about Missouri residents completed on March 26, 2019,  data from 23 states is now included in the national REAL-ID database:

States participating in the SPEXS national ID database

Compliance with the REAL-ID Act requires making information about all state-issued drivers’ licenses and ID cards, including “noncompliant” licenses and IDs, available to all other states — which is only possible through participation in SPEXS.

So no states or territories other than the 23 shown in green in the map of SPEXS participants above could possibly be deemed “compliant” with the REAL-ID Act.

But in its standardless discretion, the DHS has “certified” 42 of the 56 states and territories subject to the REAL-ID Act as “compliant”, as shown in green on the map below, including:

States certified by the DHS as “compliant” with the REAL-ID Act

Almost half of the states and and territories certified by the DHS as compliant are not participants in SPEXS, and could not be deemed “compliant” on any factual or statutory basis.

The DHS has given all of the remaining fourteen states and territories extensions of time to comply (or to demonstrate sufficient submissiveness to be deemed compliant, even if they aren’t).

Those extensions have been repeatedly extended, although often not until the last minute….

https://papersplease.org/wp/2019/04/01/dhs-continues-to-extort-participation-in-real-id-database/
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