Skip to comments.Statement by Senator Tom McClintock in Opposition to SB 60
Posted on 06/05/2005 12:29:11 AM PDT by GOPXtreme20
Statement by Senator Tom McClintock in Opposition to SB 60
Senate Floor, June 2, 2005
Lets make one thing very clear from the outset. The new federal law DOES NOT require states to give driving-only drivers licenses to foreign nationals illegally in this country. The new federal law DOES NOT in any way sanction states that do not give driving-only drivers licenses to foreign nationals illegally in this country.
This bill does many other things that are NOT required by federal law:
California currently requires every applicant for a drivers license to prove they are legally in this country. THIS BILL REPEALS THAT LAW.
California currently makes it a misdemeanor to assist an illegal alien in obtaining a drivers license. THIS BILL REPEALS THAT LAW.
Not only are these provisions NOT required by federal law, they are a radical departure from state law.
So what is the point of this bill? California already recognizes a valid foreign drivers license as proof of competence to operate a motor vehicle in this state. So it is not about training.
Automobile insurance is already available to any foreign national travelling in the United States. In fact, if I were to travel to Mexico as a foreign national, I would be subject to severe requirements for automobile insurance. If the author were really concerned about this issue, he would be proposing reciprocal requirements for Mexican nationals travelling in the United States.
So here is the fine point of it. The purpose of this measure and its predecessors is to make a very strong statement that it is the official policy of this state to ignore our nations immigration laws.
Those laws require a foreign national illegally in the United States to be deported. There is nothing radical or unusual about this. Every other nation in the world has immigration laws. The difference is that every other nation in the world enforces them.
By extending official state documents to illegal aliens, we are accommodating them in their violation of federal immigration law. We are adopting an official policy that this state will simply turn a blind eye to violations of those laws.
If it comes to that, we might as well repeal our immigration laws as meaningless vestiges of bygone days when this nation actually valued its sovereignty and independence.
more comments along these lines...
post 30 over there contains these AB60 thoughts
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
Drivers Licenses for Illegal Aliens
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The rise of lawlessness.
Another bump for McClintock and the rule of law.
Accordingly, those legislators who are motivating this sedition should be identified and adjudicated in accordance with our traditions and codes.
democrats are slow learners.
if you spank them, they learn a bit faster.
McClintock is such a treasure!
Unfortunately, one gets the feeling he is a lone voice crying in the wilderness of the once great State of California!
Anyone see victory with McClintock v. Clinton '08?