January 16, 2009

San Francisco gives city ID cards to illegal immigrants, after pitiful screening process

The San Francisco Chronicle has an article about S.F. issuing city ID cards to illegal immigrants. Who the hell would think this is a good idea?

But San Francisco officials and recipients of the cards hailed the new program as a way to connect undocumented immigrants with banks, businesses and city services, such as obtaining health care and checking out library books.

Connecting illegal immigrants with banks -- that couldn't possibly go wrong, could it? You hope that these banks won't be stupid enough to give another $720,000 loan to strawberry pickers, but you never know. And helping illegals transfer their earnings back to their relatives in Mexico will be yet another punch in the gut for our sluggish economy.

San Francisco, full of snobs as it is, should require illegals to use the public libraries to read through the entire middle and high school English lit curricula, including the summer reading lists, before they get to burden the health care system even further.

They also said it will encourage card holders to report crimes to the police without fear of being arrested or deported.

Of course, welcoming illegals with open arms will only cause more lower-class Mexicans to flood in, bringing with them even more crime -- but which they'll have an easier time reporting! It's neat how these problems practically work themselves out.

And what rigorous screening process must the crowd, "made up mostly of Latino men," go through?

At the appointment, you will fill out an application, show proof of identity (like a driver's license or foreign passport) and proof of city residency (like a utility bill [or "having a child enrolled in the city's public schools" -- agnostic]), pay $5 to $15, get a picture taken and receive the card within 20 minutes.

If you go to the S.F. County Clerk's webpage for the ID card, you find a list of ways to prove your identity. (Btw, notice the contrast between the portrayed user of the card -- a well groomed, gainfully employed Asian woman -- and the Chronicle's picture of those in line to get the card.) According to this, as long as you have a certified copy of a foreign birth certificate, and a foreign driver's license, you're OK. To prove residency, you just need an "Employment pay stub dated within the last 30 days."

And what about that grueling application? It's a whole half-page long. All it asks is your name and birth date, and has an optional section on emergency contacts and medical conditions. Not even a criminal background check of some sort? Like, "Have you at any time been convicted of spitting in the Whoppers at Burger King, or of selling bathtub cheese?" Nope -- that would only delay the new peasant underclass in their restoration of California's economy.

These yoga-crazed dumb shits in San Francisco believe so much in karma -- we can only hope that theirs are the first cars broken into, their bodies the first to be violated or cut down. If not, well, that's just another one of those funny externalities that will disappear once an equilibrium is reached.

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:49 PM

    I would be much less upset by this if I thought the liberal San Fran voters understood the facts, and the likely effects of this measure. Lurching into this based on lies is far more tragic.

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  2. These yoga-crazed dumb shits in San Francisco believe so much in karma -- we can only hope that theirs are the first cars broken into, their bodies the first to be violated or cut down. If not, well, that's just another one of those funny externalities that will disappear once an equilibrium is reached.

    Do you read Moldbug?

    I particularly like his piece on Rhodesia.

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  3. Anonymous10:45 PM

    This is great. From the list of documents that are accetable for proof of identity:

    · Foreign Driver's License
    · US or Foreign Military Identification Card

    Well then. Let's hope that some army doesn't decide that the Bay area would make a nice place to settle.

    Hmm, if only there were a word to describe the crime of giving aid and comfort to any foreign army who chooses to invade.

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  4. twiceaday1:08 AM

    I don't have the numbers handy, but it's well known that victims of violent crime are overwhelmingly likely to know their assailants. The myth of random violence is one of the far right's favorite fear tactics, and one that has little basis in reality. Your blog has much truth in it; please don't get sidetracked by a radical agenda.

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  5. It's my understanding from across the pond that SF has more dogs than children, what with its enthusiasm for hedonism and liberalism, particularly manifest through homosexuality.

    So they need people. But will the people they need share the same enthusiasm for the licentious lifestyle?

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  6. twiceaday: Right, you don't have the numbers. 75% of robberies are by strangers. For assault, it's 44%, and 39% for rape. Where is the "overwhelmingly", exactly?

    I guess there's no reason to be afraid of crime if it's your neighbor who rapes you.
    http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/pdf/t3142006.pdf

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  7. This sets the stage for what television populists like Bill O'Reilly are good for. Some heinous act will be committed by one of these immigrants. It will quickly be discovered that the city of San Francisco, flouting federal law, invited the crime, and the cameras will be in the face of legislators like Ammiano.

    Twiceaday,

    Among homicides, the perpetrator/victim relationship is more likely than anything to be unknown--twice as likely as a friend or acquaintance. These unknowns are probably relatively more likely to involve strangers than defined perp/victim relationships, since it's harder to track down an unknown stranger than it is a family member or friend.

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  8. Anonymous1:17 PM

    Isn't this the same city in which illegal mestizo drug criminals killed someone? Imagine that...

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