Document obtained by Epoch Times proves Biden administration plans to issue federal IDs to illegals
WASHINGTON, DC- A document obtained by The Epoch Times has unmasked a scheme by the Biden administration to give identification cards to illegal aliens.
The document outlines a program called the “Secure Docket Card,’ which would include a photograph, counterfeit-resistant security features, and a QR or “quick response” code.
Currently, an “ad-hoc system” us currently in place and it is believed the card would save Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) time and resources by allowing government officials to verify the status of illegals more quickly, while helping illegals get to court hearings, the document read.
While the Biden administration has already confirmed the program was under development, the newly discovered document offers more information on details of the program, which includes its start date and the estimated cost of the program.
Portions of the program had been scheduled to begin Aug. 1 according to the document, which included designing the card, development of an online portal with information for the illegals to include court dates, as well as identification of those working on the program.
The document says those portions of the program are slated to be complete by March 1, 2023. After that date, the plan says temporary cards will be produced in two ICE field offices, while permanent cards will start being produced at an unidentified central location afterward.
The program is slated to run through Sept. 30, 2023.
After that, the government plans to implement a feasibility study seeking to find if the pilot program can be expanded.
They are also looking at whether illegal alien cardholders can access basic information on the online portal without assistance, if the pilot program had an impact on the “Fugitive Rate,” in other words the rate of illegal aliens skipping court appearances, the increase in workload for officials, and the prevalence of counterfeit cards.
Current estimates say the program will cost $2.5 million to implement.
Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank that studies immigration slammed the Biden administration after reviewing the document.
“It is outrageous and absurd that the Biden administration intends to spend millions of dollars of taxpayer’s money designing and issuing identity cards for the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens they are waving in at the border,” she said.
“Instead of issuing these documents, they should be sending them back to their home countries,” she continued.
The Epoch Times reached out to ICE after obtaining the document through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, seeking an update on the pilot program, asking if the program had in fact begun in August as scheduled and whether they held to the original estimated costs of the program.
In response, an ICE spokeswoman provided no additional information beyond what was offered in July when the Times last reached out to them. In fact, she offered the exact same statement.
She noted the program “is still in its infancy,” and when asked to elaborate if the program had indeed started cut the outlet off, saying “there is nothing to add at this time.”
“The ICE secure docket card concept is a pilot program that would modernize documentation provided to some noncitizens. While the specifics of the program are under development, it is important to note the secure card will not be an official form of federal identification. The secure card will indicate it is for use by DHS agencies and would be provided only after national security background checks have been performed,” ICE wrote in its previous statement.
Revelation of the pilot program was slammed by Republican lawmakers, including Rep. James Comer (R-KY), top GOP member on the House Oversight Committee.
He said the program had the appearance of “yet another Biden administration move encouraging illegal immigration by rewarding illegal immigrants for breaking our laws.”
Vaughan meanwhile questioned the viability of a program where there is no way to know the actual identity of the illegal aliens.
She noted that, “because we have no way of knowing the actually identity of these migrants, unless they have a passport of other legitimate travel document, in which case they do not need this document.”
She also added that by implementing such a program, the Biden administration has no plans to remove them anytime soon.
Vaughan said the administration “assumes that the migrants will be here for the long term despite the fact that most have no case for being granted residency,” while also predicting the next step will be transitioning the cards to use as legitimate identification for the purposes of demanding banks, landlords and other entities accept them as valid federal identification.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Democrat Joe Biden’s administration seemingly has decided to forgo the cash payments they were going to provide to illegal aliens and will reportedly instead seek to allow them to stay in the country permanently.
WATCH: Joe Biden says he supports including amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in Democrats’ reckless spending bill. pic.twitter.com/0qBJK2wbVY
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 30, 2021
In 2021, President Joe Biden’s administration was considering paying illegal aliens who were separated from children at the border $450,000.
After there was public backlash over the payments, the administration scrapped the plans and are now considering simply providing those illegal aliens with amnesty and allow them to stay in the country permanently.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas confirmed the news to NBC when he said:
“We are advocating to Congress that they provide these individuals with legal status – that requires a statutory change…The White House is 100 percent supportive of it, as am I, and we continue to advocate vigorously for it.”
Does it matter what the White House supports so long as We The People don’t support the same things? Government derives it’s power from the people, not the other way around. Personally, I believe the current White House to be occupied by traitors!https://t.co/FCVywpziTm
— WhatConstitution 1776 (@WhatConstituti2) February 3, 2022
The news came on the anniversary of a task force that was established by the Biden Administration which had a goal of linking children back to their parents that had been separated at the border.
Now those that they had children taken away from them will, if approved by the Democratic controlled Congress, have full legal status to remain in the United States.
On February 8th, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked if the White House was informed and agreed with Mayorkas’ plan. She said the Administration fully stands by the plan:
“We stand by Secretary Mayorkas.”
The Executive Director of the Task Force to unify children with their alleged parents, Michelle Brane, reported that there could be as many as 1,200 families that are still separated from each other. Roughly 130 have been brought back together and there are another 400 that are in progress. She said:
“Some of those families have reunified on their own and we just don’t have documentation of that. But we will continue to do outreach to all of those families until we find out.”
The legislation that would allow the illegal aliens to get permanent status in the country was sponsored in part by Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro. When the bill was proposed, Congressman Castro said:
“As the Biden Administration works to reunite the remaining separated children with their families, our legislation will ensure that formerly separated children and their families are able to build the new lives in America that they endured so much horror to achieve.”
Opponents to the legislation, like the Federation for American Immigration Reform, believes that passage of this bill would encourage more illegal immigration and endanger the lives of those that enter the country illegally.
They are concerned about the illegal aliens being human trafficked or dying as they make their way into the United States.
Matthew Tragesser, the spokesman for the organization, responded to The Epoch Times in an email with the organization’s thoughts on the matter:
“[Amnesty] is misguided, appeases a small, fringe activist wing, and does nothing to address the pull factors that encourage family units to trek to the U.S.-Mexico border and jeopardize their lives.”
Republican Congressman Paul Gosar also weighed in on the topic with an email to The Epoch Times:
“Joe Biden continues to reward lawbreakers who illegally cross out southern borders with hotel rooms, flights, bus tickets, payouts and now citizenship.
His actions are disgraceful and only serve to encourage and foment more mass illegal immigration month after month. Joe Biden has repeatedly violated his oath of office and must be impeached.”
For several months, Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) were in settlement talks with border crossers represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who claim they have suffered trauma as a result of former President Donald Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy.
Shortly after the news of the payouts the Biden administration was looking to give, ACLU attorneys involved with those talks told the Wall Street Journal that the settlements previously considered have been dropped by the administration.
The settlements previously considered were upwards of $450,000 per border crosser, nearly costing about $1 billion in American taxpayer money and more than was given to the American victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Instead, the DOJ will litigate the border crossers’ claims individually. ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt told the Wall Street Journal:
“We are hardly naive that politics sometimes plays a role in Justice Department decisions, but it is shameful that it happened when the lives if little children are at stake. History will not look kindly on the Biden administration’s decision not to stand up for these small children.”
In the settlement talks, about 940 illegal immigrant families had filed claims against the federal government and each was asking for an average of $3.4 million as a result of their being subjected to the Zero Tolerance policy.
According to recent reports, those talks had stalled as a result of massive public outcry with polls showing overwhelming opposition to the payouts.
Nearly 63 percent of Americans told CBS News/YouGov pollsters that they are opposed to the payouts, including 64 percent of swing voters and even 4-in-10 voters who supported Biden against Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
Polls from Rasmussen Reports and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) showed similar results where a majority of Americans, including likely swing voters, oppose the payouts.
Angel Families, those who have lost loved ones from illegal immigration, slammed the payouts as a “plan to create millionaires out of over 5,000 illegal alien families” in a statement to Breitbart News.
Don Rosenburg whose son Drew Rosenburg was killed by an illegal immigrant in 2010 and Maureen Maloney whose sone Matthew Denice was killed in 2011 by an illegal immigrant, wrote in an open letter how Biden plans to reward border crossers while American victims of open borders are ignored. They wrote:
“On its face, none of these illegal aliens deserve anything more than a removal back to their country of origin. Paying these families anything compared to the amount paid to our fallen soldiers and victims of 9/11 shows how completely devoid of reality this administration is, but we already knew that.”
Not only are Angel Families left to deal with the loss of their loved ones, without any financial help from the federal government, but they often struggle to sue the sanctuary jurisdictions that sometimes aid the illegal immigrant suspects in a case.
Former President Trump endorsed a plan, initially authored by Sen, Thom Tillis (R-NC), that called for the Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act that would give Angel Families the right to sue a sanctuary jurisdiction if it had helped shield an illegal immigrant suspect.
In his last State of the Union address in 2020, Trump said:
“The United States of American should be a sanctuary for law-abiding Americans, not criminal aliens.”
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