By Rick Oltman, December 6, 2019
Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (U.S.CBP) agents in Louisville, Kentucky, seized 2,909 counterfeit driver licenses and 3,123 blank card stocks to make counterfeit driver licenses.
U.S.CBP reported that they originated from China and were being shipped to various people in the New York area. The phony licenses were for Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, and other states.
According to Louisville CBP Port Director Thomas Mahn, “Some of the major concerns as it relates to fraudulent identity documents are identity theft, worksite enforcement, critical infrastructure protection, fraud linked to immigration-related crimes such as human smuggling and human trafficking, and these documents can be used by those individuals associated with terrorism to minimize scrutiny from travel screening measures.”
If CBP seized a total of 5,000 counterfeit documents in one swoop, how many have made it through: 5,000?, 50,000?, 5 million?
Some of these criminal uses of counterfeit documents can be quickly thwarted by requiring that the E-Verify program be mandatory for all employers in the United States, including sanctuary cities. That will cut down on illegal workers who take jobs from Americans.
But beyond employers, E-Verify could have various uses given a few technological tweaks.
A police officer could run a driver license through E-Verify just as easily as he runs the license for wants and warrants. If the driver is an illegal alien, the officer could take him into custody and notify I.C.E., if his bureaucracy permits it.
County welfare offices could run welfare applicants through E-Verify to determine if the applicant is a citizen or legal resident, or an illegal alien applying for taxpayer benefits, who they could then report to I.C.E.
County voter registration offices could run everybody on the voter rolls through E-Verify to determine if they are U.S. citizens and, therefore, eligible to vote in America.
Now there’s going to be mistakes, name mismatches, et cetera. But if there is a legitimate error in the Social Security database, it would be better to catch it now, while the applicant is relatively young, rather than wait until he/she is getting ready to retire to sort it all out.
Taking measures to deal with illegal immigration inside our country by verifying status can be quick and deterring. Once the word gets back to the feeder countries that immigration status is being checked frequently, it will serve as another deterrent to illegal immigration.
No Border, No Nation. No law, No Civilization. – It’s just that simple.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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