The Solution

Legislation

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The proposed solution plus the model state legislation provide a means to protect US citizens from further participation in international biometric identification schemes.

Personal information should only be shared when there is a legal need and right for the another entity to know.

•In the US Vital event reporting (including birth and death certification) is mandatory •Recording and processing of vital event records is an intrinsically local or state governmental function.
Source-The United States Vital Statistics System: The Role of State and Local Health Departments Link

Federal and State agencies rely on birth certificates as the means to validate identity

For proof of Age and Citizenship

to issue other documents to determining eligibility for
public programs or benefits.
( such as driver’s licenses, Social Security cards, and passports)

Identification for employment
purposes

B R E E D E R D O C U M E N T S

AKA “Breeder Document”

How do we establish legal identity and citizenship status?
In the US the birth certificate constitutes proof of legal identity and citizenship

WHO AM I?

Biometrics do not prove identity

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Authenticated

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Authentic

B R E E D E R D O C U M E N T S

Biometrics are attributed to the identity provided by the breeder document.

Garbage in, Garbage out
The FBI’s investigation into the group of Russian operatives discovered that several of the suspects had assumed fraudulent identities and had obtained genuine passports (and other identity documents) in their assumed names. Link

In the case of the 11 Russian spies, the collecting of their biometrics samples/data did nothing but perpetuate the fake identities based upon fraudulent birth certificates.

B R E E D E R D O C U M E N T S

Since the birth certificate is used to validate identity, it makes sense to focus on ensuring the authenticity of the birth certificate

EVVE
Electronic Verification of Vital Events
EVVE is an existing state to state telecommunications system that provides the means for states to authenticate birth certificates.

EVVE is NOT a national repository or database

EVVE- Electronic Verification of Vital Events
“An electronic response from the participating vital records jurisdiction either verifies or denies the match with official state or jurisdiction records.”

EVVE

Death records are also matched by EVVE
an alert could be raised if a birth certificate belongs to an individual who is deceased (using the birth certificate of the deceased is a common method of committing identity fraud)

The Obvious Solution

A State to State Identity Verification System

SSIVS does not require collection of biological characteristics such as facial, finger or iris biometric data that would place our religious freedom, privacy, states' rights or sovereignty, at risk.
By placing proper focus on the authentication of the birth certificate, a state to state solution provides a strong foundation for ID verification while not requiring U.S. citizens to be enrolled into single global system of identification and financial control.
This system would it also eliminate the need for federal guidelines for state driver's licenses.

States sequentially numbering all birth certificates
The idea of enumeration of the birth documents may seem incongruent at first but there is a very good reason to do this.

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Numbering the birth certificates trims the amount of actual personal data needed to prevent the someone from using another person's birth certificate to establish a fraudulent identity an attempt to duplicate is recognized EVVE will alert the DMV and no driver’s license will be issued until the problem is resolved. This method permits EVVE to do its job of recognizing an attempted to duplicate use of a birth certificate while at the same time protecting sensitive, personal information.

Verifyng Social Security Number
This can be done directly by states querying the Social Security Administration (not DHS) and would not require an open ended exchange of information. ONLY the specific data necessary would be exchanged. This solution actually reduces the use of the SSN.

State to State Identity Verification
EVVE
Step by step example

DMV

The SSIVS system would show John Doe used his rightful birth certificate to obtain his driver's license or state identification card. If another person attempted to use John Doe's birth certificate "the system" would recognize that the specific birth certificate in question had already been used based on the number assigned to John Doe's birth certificate.

If John Doe attempted to use his birth certificate to obtain multiple driver's licenses in different states "the system" would alert DMV officials that John Doe had already used his birth certificate and thus John Doe would not receive a driver's license or state identification card from another state or jurisdiction until John Doe had turned in his other state’s driver's license or state identification card.

What if a US citizen wasn’t born in the USA?

Not all citizens are born in the United States so their birth certificate may not be in the system. In those instances, since immigration into the United States and naturalization are matters under the authority of the federal government, states would need to make inquiry to the federal government to determine citizenship status and to ensure that the documents presented are authentic.

In a country of over 300 million people there will be cases where states do not have the birth certificates, certificates of birth or other acceptable documents as the state may deem appropriate to
authenticate before issuing a state driver's license or state identification card to an individual.

The states would deem what procedures they would follow in these very rare cases that the person applying for a state driver's license or state identification card is not able to have their birth certificate, certificate of birth or other acceptable documents authenticated. Hospital records and insurance documents are secondary documents that we envision a state may use along with other documents.

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