Border Agents Let Fake IDs Go Through

First off, this scares the crap out of me. It's bad enough that we do not have a secure border in the first place and that there are massive areas of both our northern and southern borders that are completely unpatrolled. But the fact that some agents are letting those with fake documents through is scary.

Then there is this:

Homeland Security spokesman Jarrod Agen said agents are trained to identify false birth certificates, driver's licenses and other documents. But he conceded that agents sometimes cannot verify more than 8,000 different kinds of currently acceptable IDs without significantly slowing border traffic.

Um...WHY on Earth are there eight thousand different kinds of acceptable IDs? You want to come into this country THAT badly? Get a passport. Nothing else. Just a passport. Why do we need eight thousand different types of IDs that enable people to enter this country?? There is absolutely NO need for that.


PERIOD. Simple is a GOOD thing. Less is more. Good grief.


- hfs

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