Friday, May 26, 2006

Quote of the day -- guess the author answer 

The answer is Ronald Reagan, Second Presidential Debate, 1984. One more point to make about Gary's post is his correct analysis of the role of the biometric ID card. One of the items watered down in the Simpson-Mazzoli bill -- which was long on employer sanctions in its intent at least -- was that the I-9 form employers had to file permitted a broad variety of possible identification (see page 3 of the form). It is correct for critics of the Bush proposal to insist on a very narrow definition of the documentation needed to establish residency. If you snuck in and don't have it, I'm inclined to say 'tough luck'. For the same reason, we can't continue to allow fuzzy documentation of I-9s.