Black People : State Dept. wants to make it harder to get a passport

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  1. Amnat77

    Amnat77 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If you don’t want it to get even harder for a U.S. citizen to get a passport — now required for travel even to Canada or Mexico — you only have until Monday to let the State Department know.

    The U.S. Department of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for some passport applicants: The proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history including employers’ and supervisors names, addresses, and telephone numbers; personal details of all siblings; mother’s address one year prior to your birth; any “religious ceremony” around the time of birth; and a variety of other information. According to the proposed form, “failure to provide the information requested may result in … the denial of your U.S. passport application.”

    The State Department estimated that the average respondent would be able to compile all this information in just 45 minutes, which is obviously absurd given the amount of research that is likely to be required to even attempt to complete the form.

    It seems likely that only some, not all, applicants will be required to fill out the new questionnaire, but no criteria have been made public for determining who will be subjected to these additional new written interrogatories. So if the passport examiner wants to deny your application, all they will have to do is give you the impossible new form to complete.

    It’s not clear from the supporting statement, statement of legal authorities, or regulatory assessment submitted by the State Department to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) why declining to discuss one’s siblings or to provide the phone number of your first supervisor when you were a teenager working at McDonalds would be a legitimate basis for denial of a passport to a U.S. citizen.

    There’s more information in the Federal Register notice (also available here as a PDF) and from the Identity Project.

    You can submit comments to the State Dept. online at Regulations.gov until midnight Eastern time on Monday, April 25, 2011. Go here, then click the “Submit a Comment” button at the upper right of the page. If that link doesn’t work for you, it’s probably a problem with the javascript used on the Regulations.gov website. There are alternate instructions for submitting comments by email here.

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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    God Bless you sister;

    This is some serious and importnt stuff, and a real bunch of bull crap they are sneaking on the public since all the news is this bin Laden what not

    :hearthis:Stuff like this should at least be first or second page news

    since from now to back in the 80s

    one could not get a bank account or cash a bank check, without a passport or a non driver's ID

    This is serious,

    and troubling to see how they sneaked this crap on the public
    :SuN009:
     
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    Amnat77 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Do you have your passport?
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am Elmer J Fuud and have a mansion and a yacht


    do you?
     
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