What's Chris Christie's plan for tracking immigrants – you know, like ones who may overstay their visas?
Well, refer to Fedex, y'all.
While he doesn't agree with the whole building-a-fence idea, but he is on board with bulking up our e-verify system, Christie's biggest idea comes from an American private sector shipping giant.
Per ABC News:
At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is. It’s on the truck. It’s at the station. It’s on the airplane. Yet we let people come to this country with visas, and the minute they come in, we lose track of them,” Christie said.
“We need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in, and then when your time is up, we go get you and tap you on the shoulder and say, ‘Excuse me, thanks for coming, time to go,’” the New Jersey governor added.
And he wants to do this with technology. Only he didn't specify what kind of technology. Liberals are freaking out, of course, because they're saying things like, "people aren't packages….waaah." And then there are conservatives who are freaking out, because they don't like the notion of humans being chipped or tagged or anything that resembles what I do to my dogs.
Now, he has a point – it is a little sad that we can track a package from Smalltown, USA to Singapore, but we can't keep track of a freaking human being here in the United States – especially when I'm pretty certain that the NSA knows everything that I had for breakfast.
But once again – it's the follow through with these guys that always leaves me scratching my head and wondering, "but then what?"
I'm a data girl. Is it too early to ask for project plans?