White House Checking IDs of High School Students

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    So let me get this straight:

    It's okay for the White House to require that High School Students provide ID information (Social Security #s and citizen status) to the Secret Service on the pretext that this is necessary to protect the President, but it's somehow not copacetic for police officers in AZ to check the green cards of immigrants caught speeding?

    The White House appears to be laying the groundwork for President Barack Obama to shake the hand of each senior at Kalamazoo Central High School’s commencement ceremony next month.

    Seniors are being asked to provide their birthdates, Social Security numbers and citizen status to the Secret Service so background checks could be performed. Such a check is required for anyone who gets within an arm’s length of the president, students were told at their senior breakfast Friday.

    Of the fact that the White House is requesting information on all the graduating seniors, K-Central Principal Von Washingon Jr. told the students, “I’ll let you figure out what that means,” said senior Simon Boehme, who was at the breakfast.

    “Everyone is excited that we might have the opportunity to shake the president’s hand,” Boehme said....


    Obama may personally greet each graduate: Kalamazoo Central seniors to fill out paperwork for Secret Service | - MLive.com


    Our federal government engages in more controls and security for shaking the President's hand than it does in protecting our borders. Unfrellingbelievable. But it does put their priorities in high relief.
     
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    yes...thats the way it works
     
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    Since when do officers not check for identification when they pull someone over for speeding, etc? The whole, license and registration spiel.

    I would think every precaution is taken to protect the President and I would hope every one is taken. If these students do not wish to meet the President, don't give the information. Quite simple really.
     
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    So?
     
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    Look at the shreiking attacks on AZ because it is checking legal residency status.

    If it's okay for the WHITE HOUSE to check such info just to shake the President's hand, why on earth shouldn't AZ be able to check green cards when a driver is detained?
     
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    Does that mean he will not be canvassing neighborhoods when he runs for reelection?? How will we meet our next Joe the Plumber??
     
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    The people at the White House are not checking the information. The kids are willingly giving the information to the Secret Service in order to have a opportunity to perhaps shake the POTUS's hand.

    What don't you get about that?
     
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    The kids are providing it as a condition of the Privilege of shaking the President's hand.

    Driving a car is a privilege, a condition of which is providing ID if one is stopped for a traffic violation. Attacking AZ for such ID checks while accepting the practice of the Secret Service investigating High School Students is quite hypocritical.
     
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    You dont have to be driving a car to be stopped by an officer.
     

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