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Friday, March 23, 2007

Unfairly Targets?

Source: economist

This is from an article about the REAL ID act. Now, my biggest beef with the act is the reality that whatever the government can build hacker's will deconstruct in less time than it takes them to beat WOW. That said this tidbit made me snort fizzy coke right through my schnozz...
Critics also argue that the new licences will amount to national identification cards and will contain too much information about the bearer. Immigration advocates say that the Real ID Act unfairly targets illegal immigrants.
Uh, how is that even possible? How can one "unfairly target" a group of people that are in this country illegally?

Note their glaring error, normally they argue that it would unfairly target "Hispanics." Which is a legitimate if pointless argument. Yes, Hispanics will be inconvenienced by any crackdown on illegal immigration, and if they were actually citizens of this country perhaps they would be willing to put up with some inconvenience to help us solve a serious problem? If not? Hell deport'em!

But back to the main point, we are talking about a group of people here illegally, how is it possible to "target them unfairly?" Since technically our government's only interest in them should be removing them, what precisely is, or should be out of bounds? And why?

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