United States CBP wants to scan prepaid cards

Discussion in 'Border Controls, Customs and Immigration' started by jtodd, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Now the CBP is working to get equipment so they can scan prepaid debit cards for their value when entering and exiting the country.

  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Holy :trash:! Where will this end? Why don't they just make everyone strip nakid and shine a light up their booties? Jeeze!:rolleyes:
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Budget cuts might force them to lay off several thousand ICE & CBP personnel by the end of the year. We can only hope!
  4. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    That's not how socialists "think." We are going to see more policing for profit and vigorous efforts to stem the flow of cash, wealth and talent out of the U.S.
  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    yes. the squeeze is on. no matter that if the feds took everything it still couldn't meet its obligations. but the squeeze is on, regardless. the privileged class, the federal government, is feeling the ground give way and will anything to stay on top all the way down.
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  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This layoff is already required by law and will happen unless Congress funds them -- has nothing to do with policing for profit, etc.

    Tickle the Wire: Column: Thousands of ICE, Border Patrol Agents May Lose Jobs Because of Congressional Gridlock

    At risk are the jobs of 3,400 Border Patrol agents, 932 ICE agents and 802 ICE deportation and removal officers

    What I fear with regard to the Border Patrol is that if they do the layoffs on a "last hired, first fired" basis, they will be getting rid of newer agents for whom background checks were done, thus increasing the proportionate size of the group hired after 9/11, many of whom still have not been vetted by background check. This post-9/11 group that they didn't check out has been a major source of their bad apples.
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  7. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I wish I thought some of these guys would be let go, but I am confident it won't happen. You can't police for profit without your goons, and the guys you and I think of as "bad apples" aren't just goons, they're field-proved thugs. The Federal Government is going to claim those guys are vital, and they are vital - to keeping U.S. citizens' cash in the U.S. and confiscating money on its way in or out of the country. We may lose the deportation and removal officers, because that's not an Obama administration priority. Congress will help make sure the goons and thugs stay where they are, making a mockery of human rights and the U.S. Constitution.

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