Port ID card scanners in works

Port ID card scanners in works

There are 16 comments on the Daily Breeze story from May 2, 2009, titled Port ID card scanners in works. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Production remains delayed for an electronic scanner that's supposed to read high-tech security cards allowing workers to access the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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check immigration status

Fontana, CA

#2 May 3, 2009
I'm glad the immigration status checked, along with the criminal and terrorist check. These jobs should/must go to Americans and legal workers -- not illegal aliens sponging off our system..
EDDIE

Los Angeles, CA

#3 May 3, 2009
Dear Editor, TSA and Twic are just money makers for the federal government, I have been waiting for a twic card since January and I have not heard a word from the TWIC people or TSA. I paid a 132.50 and when I call or file complaints, I never get an answer, I havent worked in 2 1/2 weeks I am scared that I will have to pull my son out of school, I will not be able to pay my house note I am being forced to pull money out of my 401k and will be penalized severely. I cannot collect unemployment or pgp well this is going on, The twic website says it takes 3 to 4 weeks and I been waiting 15 weeks with no answer, there are more people like me and I have a lot more to say! And will in days to come. OH YA AND EVRY DAY I MISS WORK IT IS UNEXCUSED! IS THERE ANY LAWYERS OUT THERE THAT WOULD LIKE TO START A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT BECUASE, I AM BEING HARMED BY THE TSA!
EDDIE

Los Angeles, CA

#4 May 3, 2009
Dear Editor,
On wed the 29th my son was fingerprinted because he needs to be cleared for Med school, guess what he recieved a letter on saturday May 2, from Department of Justice, just 3 days later and he was cleared. Whats wrong with the TSA, that should tell you something (lazy). I will be handling cargo and he will be handling humans and like I said its been 15 weeks for me and still havent heard a thing! sad sad sad!
Illegals are ILLEGAL

Walnut, CA

#5 May 3, 2009
"remains delayed" ie, continuely put on the back burner...whats the hold up really?
EDDIE

Los Angeles, CA

#6 May 3, 2009
I wish I knew!
EDDIE

Los Angeles, CA

#7 May 3, 2009
Thats funny (Illegal) because, I've worked at the same Job for 11 years, never had a complaint filed against me and yes I was born in the United States and yes, Everytime I hear the National Anthem, I salute the Flag and tears roll from my eyes, because I love my Counrty! I have 2 Nephews and 1 Neice in Iraq and one of my Nephews passed! Please no sarcasim I'm an American and proud to be one!!
what

Long Beach, CA

#8 May 3, 2009
"
EDDIE wrote:
Dear Editor, TSA and Twic are just money makers for the federal government, I have been waiting for a twic card since January and I have not heard a word from the TWIC people or TSA. I paid a 132.50 and when I call or file complaints, I never get an answer, I havent worked in 2 1/2 weeks I am scared that I will have to pull my son out of school, I will not be able to pay my house note I am being forced to pull money out of my 401k and will be penalized severely. I cannot collect unemployment or pgp well this is going on, The twic website says it takes 3 to 4 weeks and I been waiting 15 weeks with no answer, there are more people like me and I have a lot more to say! And will in days to come. OH YA AND EVRY DAY I MISS WORK IT IS UNEXCUSED! IS THERE ANY LAWYERS OUT THERE THAT WOULD LIKE TO START A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT BECUASE, I AM BEING HARMED BY THE TSA!
"

Eddie so sorry to hear that you are one of many folks who waited so long to apply for your card and now unexpected delays have occurred and now you cannot work.
The TSA have made appropriate accommodations for those who procrastinated and waited until the last minute.
If in fact you did apply you can obtain verification from the twic enrollment center where you applied and they can give you real-time information about the status of your card.
If you passed everything then they can print you a status report stating the following:
Card in transit, card ready for pick-up, card ready for activation, applied?approved card in print.
You can use that status report along with your drivers license and acknowledgement from your employer that you are actually employed there to gain access. This accommodation will expire I believe on June 12Th, 2009. You can also check your status online on the twic web site.
Eddie you should know this! This isn't new news to you. I know you were well informed by just the mention of "PGP"!
You slept on your responsibility and you only have yourself to blame.
Everyone was warned about not applying early enough to prevent this very thing from happening.
Word of advice Eddie go back to the center where you applied obtain a status report, have your name added with your employer and go to work!
Hopefully for your family's sake your card will arrive before the June 12Th expiration date!
Nough Said!
what

Long Beach, CA

#9 May 3, 2009
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EDDIE wrote:
I wish I knew!
"

Eddie are you waiting for your card from the initial enrollment or is this an appeal of a denial?
EDDIE

Los Angeles, CA

#10 May 3, 2009
OKAY I done all you said, and some. I appreciate your letter and all you said. I have been online, Ive been to the enrollment center, I've wrote my congressman, I enrolled in Jan. I have not heard a word from TSA, Twic people cannot help, I havent been denied or approved or acknowledge at all! what do you mean about a june deadline? I know that I should have applied earlier NOW, I would think January would be plenty of
time, even when I enrolled the twic people said you will hear from us with in 6 weeks, I have not heard nothing from TsA, I have went to through all my resources! im just waiting, Tsa dont even have the scanners at gates yet. Is there a Rep from the federal government at each port gate! I dont think so, there not even with compliance. I do kick myself in the butt everyday I check the mail and theres no letter. Im so worried!!!!
EDDIE

Los Angeles, CA

#11 May 3, 2009
Your Status: Adjudication Processing - In Progress
Adjudication processing has been scheduled with TSA. Due to the current backlog of cases, this process can take several weeks depending on your background and immigration status.

This is what it has said for 3 months, when I log in to check my status
EDDIE

Los Angeles, CA

#12 May 4, 2009
wow
Agree

United States

#13 May 4, 2009
EDDIE wrote:
Dear Editor, TSA and Twic are just money makers for the federal government, I have been waiting for a twic card since January and I have not heard a word from the TWIC people or TSA. I paid a 132.50 and when I call or file complaints, I never get an answer, I havent worked in 2 1/2 weeks I am scared that I will have to pull my son out of school, I will not be able to pay my house note I am being forced to pull money out of my 401k and will be penalized severely. I cannot collect unemployment or pgp well this is going on, The twic website says it takes 3 to 4 weeks and I been waiting 15 weeks with no answer, there are more people like me and I have a lot more to say! And will in days to come. OH YA AND EVRY DAY I MISS WORK IT IS UNEXCUSED! IS THERE ANY LAWYERS OUT THERE THAT WOULD LIKE TO START A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT BECUASE, I AM BEING HARMED BY THE TSA!
I agree with you, I am born a U.S. citizen and the TWIC people are holding me from working the ports. I'm with you, is there a good lawyer out there that can help us sue?
Kim Diamond

Tel Aviv, Israel

#14 Jul 20, 2009
Maybe they should try looking at the ID Scanner units from CSSN http://www.card-reader.com/idscan.htm - instead of playing with the bugs in the units they trying.
FORMERLY FREE STEVE ADORE

United States

#15 Jul 22, 2009
There are some inacccuracies to this article. First of all, why does Kapusta say that these scanners will be installed by mid-summer because the specs aren't out yet; yet every Marine terminal I work at in LA/LB Harbor already has one installed!?!?! Secondly, why does Kapusta say that the longshoreman's info. will be gleaned from a magnetic strip when many of these readers have no such capabilities!?!?!? Many of the readers my employer already have installed have NO CAPABILITIES of reading magnetic strips OR reading the barcode on the back AND ONLY HAVE A CAPABILITY TO READ RFID CHIPS IN A "CONTACTLESS"-TYPE SCENARIO?!?!?! Many of these readers will also require you to give your Biometric Fingerprint and/or your PIN number to complement your non-implanted (for now) Biometric RFID Microchip. But I cannot figure out these inconsistencies with what is being reported as "FACTS" to the publicc and the actual TRUTH!!!! Are they trying to hide the fact that all Americans now have to accept Biometric RFID Microchips in order to keep their jobs (TWIC and REALID) or open bank accounts (REALID), or cross borders (WHTI, Enhanced Driver's Licenses)???? That's the way it seems to me. The TWIC is unconstitutional so the government is trying to cover their tracks and only give out certain information or none of the seriously damaging information surrounding these violations of everyone's civil rights.
Agree

United States

#16 Jul 23, 2009
FORMERLY FREE STEVE ADORE wrote:
There are some inacccuracies to this article. First of all, why does Kapusta say that these scanners will be installed by mid-summer because the specs aren't out yet; yet every Marine terminal I work at in LA/LB Harbor already has one installed!?!?! Secondly, why does Kapusta say that the longshoreman's info. will be gleaned from a magnetic strip when many of these readers have no such capabilities!?!?!? Many of the readers my employer already have installed have NO CAPABILITIES of reading magnetic strips OR reading the barcode on the back AND ONLY HAVE A CAPABILITY TO READ RFID CHIPS IN A "CONTACTLESS"-TYPE SCENARIO?!?!?! Many of these readers will also require you to give your Biometric Fingerprint and/or your PIN number to complement your non-implanted (for now) Biometric RFID Microchip. But I cannot figure out these inconsistencies with what is being reported as "FACTS" to the publicc and the actual TRUTH!!!! Are they trying to hide the fact that all Americans now have to accept Biometric RFID Microchips in order to keep their jobs (TWIC and REALID) or open bank accounts (REALID), or cross borders (WHTI, Enhanced Driver's Licenses)???? That's the way it seems to me. The TWIC is unconstitutional so the government is trying to cover their tracks and only give out certain information or none of the seriously damaging information surrounding these violations of everyone's civil rights.
Just big brother getting more into our business and wanting to know more about us.
STEVE ADORE

United States

#17 Jul 27, 2009
Agree wrote:
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Just big brother getting more into our business and wanting to know more about us.
I have to apologize to Lt. Kapusta for the above. First of all, I have met this man when my employer sent him to my union hall to try and convince me that the TWIC isn't (or the Biometric RFID Microchip mandated by the Feds in it isn't) the Mark of the Beast. Kapusta is not a bad guy and that is how I really feel! But I also had to say that because after deciding TWIC was against my religion I exercised my civil rights and I don't want the USCG or any DHS types flying over me or following me when I am nowhere near a coast like they did a little while ago because I did exercise my civil rights. OK? apology extended to Lt. Kapusta; BUT ALSO PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGY FOR TRYING TO DEFEND MY CIVIL RIGHTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS IN AMERICA! I promise I won't do it again!

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