Skip to comments.CA: Feds release ID standards (does little to resolve long-standing dispute over DL for illegals)
Posted on 03/13/2007 6:41:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
The federal government has released long-awaited draft regulations creating a national standard for driver's licenses, but left California and other states to deal with the emotional issue of illegal immigrants.
The Real ID Act regulations -- which will require all 23 million California drivers to go in person to Department of Motor Vehicles offices -- do not prohibit states from issuing licenses to illegal immigrants.
But Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who previously said the state would wait until the regulations were issued before grappling with the issue, now wants to wait until the federal government enacts an immigration overhaul.
The release earlier this month of the regulations, expected to be finalized this fall, is likely to reignite debate in the Legislature over illegal immigrants.
For the ninth consecutive year, state Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, has introduced legislation -- Senate Bill 60 -- that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.
The legislation is likely to collide with a bill by Assemblyman Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, whose Assembly Bill 1433 is the Schwarzenegger administration's vehicle for conforming with the Real ID Act.
(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...
This is about 15 minutes long. So mark it for when you are able to view. But please plan to view it.
Immigration by the Numbers
Roy Beck of NumbersUSA.com
If Gil Cedillo ever sets foot on my property, he better have his will up to date.
When I am done tonguelashing him over this issue, he will not have enough oxygen to escape.
See this interesting link from TV about Matriculas
Mexican Matricular cards are NOT accepted as legal ID in Mexican Banks.