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BTC –  American identity is bought and sold every day and not just by online intel pirates, Facebook.

Identity is a turnkey to employment.  As long as you present a legal or legal looking identity, you should be able to get a job.  Long-term unresolved problems with immigration in America open up short-term underground markets.  The black market provides solutions for workers pooled around jobs requiring American identity.

The rub with Real ID laws, and other forms of proposed national ID, is there is no pathway to accommodate the specific problem of legitimizing migrant workforce identity.  National ID programs simultaneously create a surveillance dragnet for all American citizens possessing several forms of legitimate identity.

Those who want to solve the migrant identity problems often propose some form of guest worker card program.   Businesses who exploit migrant workforces, paying them below living wage, and fostering indentured servitude to coyotes for passage find ways to support and empower black markets.  Does a migrant identity solution require the fingerprinting of the citizen of another nation or of non-criminal American citizens?  Biometrics are destined for criminal justice databases.


This SF Gate report gives you a window into the market place for migrant workers seeking what they need to work in America.  One reporter immersed herself in the experience.

“Like the Mexican immigrant who got her documents fraudulently, I felt out of place negotiating the price of an ID in the street, in broad daylight. The seller, on the other hand, seemed relaxed and friendly. We walk to a nearby passport photo shop. I pay ten bucks and get my mug shot. After two hours, I have a new identity.”


Welcome to Arizona, Home of Papers Please!

BTC – One can gather from a quick read of SB 1070 that is isn’t Real ID. However, it’s a lot more direct and decentralized for federal policing during a terry stop. What people in Arizona are dreading are the  police stops where anyone can be arrested for not carrying proof of citizenship.

Russel Pearce forgot who challenges him on the databases.  As indicated in this video, a Libertarian candidate decided to run against him due to his short term memory.

If Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signs SB 1070, there is a life wrecking misdemeanor waiting for American citizens who are caught running around free without their citizenship papers. Police will be stopping to check for “legal” migration.  Sherriff Arpaio can impound your car if the person you are riding with doesn’t have their citizenship papers and is suspected of being an illegal alien.  If your an Arizona taxpayer you should put conditions or limits to criminalizing your identity, or lack thereof, if it could be you.

Petition the Governor directly here:

I have no idea what this means if you are from out of state and you don’t have your papers. Can you be imprisoned on a misdemeanor in Arizona for not being able to identify yourself as a passenger without a license?  If so, that is really going to put a squeeze on tourism dollars.  Sorry, a trip to Sedona is not worth it if this bill is signed by Governor Brewer.


The Arizona state legislature just approved the toughest anti-immigration bill in the country, giving police the authority to determine people’s immigration status based on “reasonable suspicion” or more bluntly put, the right to racially profile immigrants.

Written by State Sen. Russell Pearce, SB1070 also makes it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant and allows anyone to sue a local, county or state agency if they believe the agency is not enforcing immigration laws.

If signed by Governor Jan Brewer into law, get ready for rampant racial profiling and arrests of more United States citizens who cannot prove their right to live here. The law also promises to have a chilling affect on the economy, with unjustifiable raids on businesses and immigrants fleeing the state as a consequence of attrition through enforcement. One just needs to take a look at Prince Williams County to note the general devastation that occurs as a result of local law enforcement of immigration laws.

There is still time to prevent Arizona from turning into a complete police state. Governor Brewer is yet to sign the bill into law.

Tell Governor Jan Brewer to stand up to Senator Pearce and do what is right for Arizona.