Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Tell President Bush to Implement 9/11 Commission Recommendations on Immigration Enforcement and Document Security

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Tell President Bush to Implement 9/11 Commission Recommendations on Immigration Enforcement and Document Security

Send a FREE fax to President Bush today urging him to immediately implement key 9/11 Commission recommendations to correct fatal weaknesses in our immigration enforcement and documentation policies. (Click on the link above then click the take action now box to send this pre-written, editable fax.) Follow up your fax with a phone call to the White House comment line (202-456-1111).

Among the flaws cited by the Commission as contributing to the tragedy of 9/11 were lax enforcement of our immigration laws and the failure to secure vital identity documents. Some of these loopholes can be closed immediately by executive order from the President.
With new threats to major financial institutions on the east coast and landmarks on the west coast, it is vital that the president enact the following administrative reforms to protect America's homeland security:

Bar federal and bank acceptance of unverifiable consular identification documents, including the Mexican-issued matricula consular.
Instruct the Department of Justice to actively promote cooperative programs in enforcing federal immigration law with state and local governments.
Suspend the Visa Waiver Program that allows nationals of 27 nations to enter the U.S. without prior screening by a consular officer.
Instruct the Federal Aviation Administration to discontinue acceptance of driver's licenses issued by states that do not require and verify applicants' Social Security numbers for the purpose of boarding commercial flights within the United States.
Proclaim federal standards for a national birth/death registry database and anti-fraud features to protect Americans from identity theft.
Reverse the announcement that Mexican and Canadian travelers will be exempt from the USVISIT requirements for a machine-readable travel document with a biometric identifier. Specify that the data be entered into the USVISIT database.
Every week, it seems, brings new warnings of a terrorist threat against America and American interests. It is vital that the President act immediately to make it more difficult for potential terrorists to get into the country, more difficult to evade detection from law enforcement, more difficult to obtain valid identity documents or use counterfeited documents, and more difficult to finance their operations.
Read our press release, "Talk is Cheap: President Bush Can Act Now To Implement Some of the 9/11 Commission's Recommendations."

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