by Sheree Geo
As are many of the free thinkers in this country, Chris and I have considered leaving the U.S. permanently before a “refugee-type situation” starts to occur here: Mass rioting, staged terror attacks, the NDAA actually being used on American citizens living here, etc. It was very disturbing, then, to read about an amendment to Obama’s Immigration Reform Bill just passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee that would track “foreign nationals” as they depart this country, because this was the same rationale that convinced people to accept the recent immigration bill’s “biometric ID’s for Mexicans”, not understanding that the system isn’t really set up for the “foreigners”, it’s set up for US.
According to Russia Today:
The amendment, which was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 13-5 vote, will see departure terminals at major US airports – including JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty – equipped with high-tech systems for fingerprinting foreign nationals and scanning their passports and visas.
The immigration reform bill was approved on Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee, much to the satisfaction of President Obama, who had declared the bill a second-term priority. Apart from tightening border controls, it also contains a new program for low-skilled foreign labor, and makes it easier for US firms to hire programmers and engineers from abroad, raising the annual limit of visas for these professions from 65,000 to 180,000. The full Senate will vote on the sweeping legislation next month.
What RT doesn’t mention is that biometric databases are what the immigration bill is all about. That’s all it is: a highly-funded, highly-developed machine that will track, trace, and database everyone IN this country and everyone LEAVING this country, according to the dossiers of the hearings obtained by Wired magazine.
For now, the legislation allows the database to be used solely for employment purposes. But historically such limitations don’t last. The Social Security card, for example, was created to track your government retirement benefits. Now you need it to purchase health insurance.
“The Social Security number itself, it’s pretty ubiquitous in your life,” Calabrese said.
David Bier, an analyst with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, agrees with the ACLU’s fears.
“The most worrying aspect is that this creates a principle of permission basically to do certain activities and it can be used to restrict activities,” he said. “It’s like a national ID system without the card.”
Russia Today has said that they have taken the iris and photo scanning out of the amendment, but $25 billion isn’t all that much money, and honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised at this point if the language is still in there and a lot of the alternative media has jumped ship and gone to the other side at this point and agreed to tow the party line simply out of necessity of their own survival:
An earlier proposal by House Republicans suggested that all of the country’s air, sea and land ports should use biometric tracking for foreigners leaving the country. Apart from fingerprinting, the proposed tracking would have included facial recognition and iris scans. The plan, with an estimated cost of $25 billion, was eventually rejected as too expensive.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned it’s that nothing is too expensive for Big Brother.
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Sheree Geo is a researcher, freelance writer, journalist, and singer from East Texas. After several years of watching eugenics and mind control in action, she began to fight the system by giving people the knowledge of these activities. She then met her husband, Chris Geo, in 2009 and has since been the co-host of their show, Truth Frequency, which airs on GCN every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, as well as on their network, K-TFRN.