Identity and Economics: Terrorism and Immigration. Adam Shostack Privacy Curmudgeon [email protected] Victor Lopez-Florez. An illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was paid $100 to help Ahmed Alghamdi get a real Virginia ID card. Alghamdi was one of the hijackers on UA flight 175.
“It may be the only way to stay a step ahead of the counterfeiters and help keep the nation’s skies secure.” (Linda Lewis, AAMVA)
“Most of us already carry several identification cards, including a driver's license and a Social Security card, so why not something that's a little more robust?... A card that really proves you are you would simplify transactions and prevent future applications from being hindered by suspicion...”
“We should have immigration laws that work ... we see many employers turning to the illegal labor market. ... [people] condemned to fear and insecurity in a massive, undocumented economy. Illegal entry across our borders makes more difficult the urgent task of securing the homeland. ... Our nation needs an immigration system that ... reflects the American Dream.
(How hard is it to start a company?)
Adam’s Paper Goods, Inc
+ Deng Xao Ping’s Chinese birth certificate
= locally valid driver’s license?
(Unless the database is badly done)
(We have very incomplete information about those flights, and the people who didn’t show up.)