I am writing in response to a letter to the editor written by Richard P. Sybert, published on Sept. 8, regarding your Aug. 29 article on immigration reform (“Beilenson, Gallegly Ideas in U.S. Spotlight”). I feel that Sybert is being ingenuous with an issue that is too important to this country to be trivialized with partisan politics.
My company, Security Imaging Corp., has developed a unique photoengraving technology that we have been demonstrating to members of Congress over the past several months. It is appropriate as a replacement for the alien residence card (green card) as well as a national identification card.
Rep. Anthony Beilenson has been at the forefront of the movement to develop a tamper-proof national identification card. Indeed, when we met with him in his office in Washington, his commitment to the project was intense. On speaking with other members of Congress on this issue, Republicans and Democrats, Beilenson’s name was brought up numerous times as the point man for making our American documents secure and credible again.
Rep. Elton Gallegly’s interest and sincerity on this issue are well known. All of our contacts with his office have convinced us that he will play a prominent role in the resolution of this problem. Sybert should realize that it will take a bipartisan effort to control the fraud and abuse that result from our inability to document who is entitled to live and work in the United States and who is not.