Department Of Homeland Security To Scan Payment Cards At Borders And Airports
From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:
(Forbes). Travelers leaving or entering the United States have long had to declare aggregated cash and other monetary instruments exceeding $10,000. Now, under a proposed amendment to the Bank Secrecy Act, FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) will also require travelers to declare the value of prepaid cards that they are carrying, known now as “tangible prepaid access devices.”
Expected to be finalized by the end of this year, the cross-border reporting modifications stem from a broader October 2011 definition of payment methods and form factors that replaced the term “stored value” with the term “prepaid access” in an effort to more accurately describe the process of accessing funds held by a payment provider.
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Enforceability falls to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection both within the Department of Homeland Security, which is already developing advanced handheld card readers that can ascertain whether a traveler is carrying a credit card, debit card, or prepaid card. This differentiation is important because only prepaid card balances will need to be added to declaration report forms.
IN OTHER WORDS, THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU ARE AT ALL TIMES.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF OUR BASIC HUMAN RIGHT TO PRIVACY, TO THE OWNERSHIP OF OURSELVES, OUR BODIES, AND WHAT WE DO WITH THEM.
IT IS TIME TO THROW OFF THIS GOVERNMENT, THIS "AMERICA".
When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.WE MUST ESTABLISH, IN IT'S PLACE, A NEW GOVERNMENT BASED UPON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT THE THE FIRST AMENDMENT MUST BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE THE RIGHT TO ONE'S PROPERTY - INCLUDING THE PHYSICALITY OF ONE'S BODY, AND THE MENTAL PROPERTY OF ONE'S MIND, AS WELL AS HIS RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH, AND THE FREE PRACTICE OF RELIGION.