This could be the truth. Who knows. I know it will be nothing but a mess.
How can you drive if you can not read signs or know driving regulations?
If you do not know laws you so not need the card. My opinion. We need to clean up Congress first, Why do we have a dual citizen in charge of Homeland Security? Which Country will he take care of when the rock hits the hard place.? Is it Constitutional to have a dual Citizen as a Sec. of a U.S. Cabinet, like Homeland Security?
Crossing Cards May Someday Be Official ID
Critics Fear Card Could Violate Privacy Rights
Jan. 19, 2006
WASHINGTON -- One card would serve as a border pass, a driver's license
and a security ID for entering federal buildings. It would include not
just your name and picture, but your fingerprints and DNA.
Just don't call it a national ID card.
The Homeland Security Department is planning border crossing cards for
Americans re-entering the country from Canada and Mexico. Officials hope
to start issuing the PASS (for People Access Security Service) cards by
the end of 2006, but will not require them for an additional year.
A PASS card may also one day carry driver's license and other
identification information, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff
But he told reporters, "I don't think it's a national ID card." Critics
fear such a card could violate privacy rights.
"It seems to me that we ought to try to be building toward an
where one card can do a number of different things for somebody so you
don't have to carry 10 cards," he said.
The card is an alternative to post-Sept. 11 requirements that U.S.
residents show their passports to re-enter from Canada and Mexico by the
end of 2007.
Currently, U.S. residents coming into the country from Mexico or Canada
usually only need to show a driver's license or birth certificate that
The proposal still would require passports or certain other secure ID
documents from Canadians, Mexicans and other foreign citizens entering the
Canadian officials have criticized both the passport plan and the PASS
cards as costly and cumbersome requirements that could thwart cross-border
traffic and hurt the economy in border towns.
A PASS card, which officials estimated will cost half the price of a
passport, will include a digital photo of its owner. But the Homeland
Security Department anticipates it will hold other biometric information,
such as fingerprints or even DNA data, in the future.
Privacy rights experts are keeping a close watch on the plan for fear
personal information could be vulnerable.
"Just like a Social Security number can get copied today, a fingerprint
could get copied tomorrow," said Peter Swire, a law professor at Ohio
State University and former Clinton administration privacy official. "And
it's real hard to get a new fingerprint."
Addressing concerns about privacy rights, Chertoff said the new cards
would do a better job of preventing identity theft than current drivers'
"Anybody who thinks that the existing driver's license is a robust
privacy-protected form of ID is delusional," Chertoff said. "It is not.
You go back to 9/11 to see that, you can look at your own driver's
licenses. We ought to be moving to something that is more secure."
U.S. To Issue I.D. Card For Mexico, Canada Border Crossings
Jan. 17, 2006
Jan. 19. 2006