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New York, NY - Bloomberg Wants Fingerprints On Social Security Cards

Published on: April 22, 2011 05:24 PM
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New York, NY - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s in favor of putting people’s fingerprints on Social Security cards.

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Bloomberg says such biometric identification cards would make it easier for employers to judge whether someone has legal permission to work in the U.S.

He says it would reduce the supply of work to illegal immigrants, leading fewer to enter the country.

Critics have said that such a system would raise cost and privacy concerns.

Bloomberg was one of several politicians who discussed immigration issues this week with President Barack Obama.

Bloomberg’s immigration reform group, the Partnership for a New American Economy, supports bringing more immigrant workers and entrepreneurs into the country.

The mayor, who’s also a billionaire businessman, spoke Friday on WOR radio.



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 Apr 22, 2011 at 05:39 PM Geulah Says:

Cost -the word is always used to engender fear. Why? Because no one wants to pay for security, health and well being, retirement, etc. Of course, no one wants to send any illegals back because they're cost efficient when it comes to breaking one's own back, cleaning, etc. If someone would do the cost-benefit analysis and demonstrate that this and other immigration reforms would be less expensive than doing nothing or following the liberal mantras, would the word cost still be fearful?

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 Apr 22, 2011 at 06:11 PM Anonymous Says:

Everyone in the USA should be fingerprinted, without exception. In that way, thousands of wanted felons, bail jumpers, and other dangerous individuals could be identified, and apprehended.

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 Apr 22, 2011 at 06:15 PM Anonymous Says:

He is another one of those political control freaks. The SS Card is not National ID. What's next? A police state? So that Americans rise up like in Egypt? Fingerprints? Where does this all end??

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 Apr 22, 2011 at 06:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Geulah Says:

Cost -the word is always used to engender fear. Why? Because no one wants to pay for security, health and well being, retirement, etc. Of course, no one wants to send any illegals back because they're cost efficient when it comes to breaking one's own back, cleaning, etc. If someone would do the cost-benefit analysis and demonstrate that this and other immigration reforms would be less expensive than doing nothing or following the liberal mantras, would the word cost still be fearful?

Please do not couch this as being caused by liberals. Conservatives, who do the bidding of corporations, want illegals because that drives down the cost of labor. Why do you think that Bush did nothing about this for the eight years he was president?

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 Apr 22, 2011 at 09:46 PM Dead_Rebbe Says:

So employers will have to become fingerprint readers, as well! Another unfunded mandate brought to you by your government.

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 Apr 23, 2011 at 12:02 PM frummie Says:

yes i agree with that
more so i believe that all card should have fingerprints,

such as a license credit card bank cards and wont need a password or code.

for example when you go to your ATM you wont need a 4 digit code but rather put your finger on the machine to identify you. same as credit cards.
I know my bf took my credit card (yes with my permission) and used it to buy groceries, he wasn't asked for ID or anything. if your ATM card gets stolen, you wont have to worry because no one except you can use it. so to with identity theft , and so on and so forth.

its a great idea all around

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 Apr 23, 2011 at 10:10 PM Anonymous Says:

What difference does it make if the illegals still legitamately get medical care and Hospital care, enrollment in Public schools, when arrested they can not be turnedover to the feds. So whats new

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 Apr 24, 2011 at 04:07 AM ikleinit Says:

Police state here we come !

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 Apr 24, 2011 at 10:41 AM Geulah Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

Please do not couch this as being caused by liberals. Conservatives, who do the bidding of corporations, want illegals because that drives down the cost of labor. Why do you think that Bush did nothing about this for the eight years he was president?

Let's take it back a ways in American history. Since the end of WWII, immigration has been a holy grail that no politician will actually work on legistlatively. Regarding corporations using illegal labor, have you noticed the penalties for not having I-9 forms for your employees. You'd think that corporate America could do a better job of limiting the "cost" of bureaucracy, but they can't. America encourages immigration. Americans break existing immigration and employment laws by employing migrants who don't have visas to work in this country. Student visas, aren't work visas. Tourist visas, aren't work visas. Even the work visas are limited. Yes, it is a bleeding heart issue. American's have a soft spot for themselves and prefer not to do the dirty jobs that the immigrants do now.

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