Sign the "Statement of I'm here illegaly form!"
After finding out that DHS doesn't do complete background checks (or ignores the results) when placing children in foster care I'm very comforted that the State of Oregon Employement Department - Child Care Division allows potential childcare providers to sign a Statement of no Social Security Number form. (English version provided here, Spanish version is also available)
Of course we all know that Teddy Kulongoski and Lorna Youngs get all warm and fuzzy every time they use our tax dollars to print out a batch of the DMV version of the Statement of No Social Security Number.
And in yet another ringing endorsement of government being in control of all health care it's nice to see that the Oregon State Board of Nursing also allows applicants to sign a Statement of No Social Security Number form.
Susan "let's use the curriculum of third world countries" Castillo is also a fan. State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today the policy for free and reduced price meals for students... (by "free" she means "expensive, but you all pay for it") Children in eligible households may receive meal benefits regardless of immigration status.
What do you need to get the "expensive, but you all pay for it" lunches? You guessed it:
The names of all household members, the amount and source of income received by each household member in the prior month, the signature of an adult household member and the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application (or a statement that the person has no social security number).
So criminals can take care of your children, be your nurse, get a drivers license and "expensive, but you all pay for it" meals all by signing a state form that indicates they are criminals.
This must be why Bill Bradbury says that asking people to prove citizenship to register to vote is a "solution in search of a problem." Clearly the problem could be solved with yet another "Statement of I'm here illegaly" form.