…but that doesn’t make it true.
One of the laws recently signed by the president, which Congress quietly passed before leaving town to campaign, was Public Law 112-176. Among other things, it extended the authorization the national background check system, E-Verify.
A line tacked on to the end of the law speaks to an issue with E-Verify:
Nothing in this Act may be construed to authorize the planning, testing, piloting, or development of a national identification card.
Well, you can say it all you want, but that doesn’t make it true.
Maybe Congress is playing a little trick, saying “no national ID card,” knowing that E-Verify is a cardless national ID system.