Skip to comments.Egyptian Charged With ID Theft (No proof needed for driver's license in NM)
Posted on 12/15/2008 10:13:34 AM PST by CedarDave
An Egyptian national who was in the country illegally told authorities he came to New Mexico because he heard it was the easiest place to get a driver's license, according to a sheriff's department report.
New Mexico is one of the states that don't require proof of U.S. citizenship to obtain a driver's license.
Karim Shaaban Kassem Ibrahim, who is now facing charges of forgery and identity theft, came to the attention of the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department after he applied for a job at Talin Enterprises, a grocery store at Louisiana SE. He applied using the identity of Rami Al Nasa, an Egyptian man living legally in North Carolina. Al Nasa subscribes to a service that alerts him whenever a credit check is run in his name, and was alerted when Talin Enterprises ran such a check. ...
New Mexico's minimal requirements for driver's licenses came to light in May when two people were charged with transporting Brazilian immigrants from Newark, N.J., to New Mexico to get driver's licenses here.
Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White said New Mexico's lax laws on driver's licenses are making the state a magnet for illegal immigrants.
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This was Richardson's doing a few years ago.
They did when I got mine in 2005.
Nor do they require any kind of id to register to vote and actually vote. I registered right before the deadline this past election. At no time during the process was I asked for identification. Nor when I voted.
I had to surrender my CO license to get a NM license in ‘94. They also required that I attend and pay for their DUI course as they do for everyone who gets a NM license for the first time. I guess I need to start saying “No habla Ingles” to get my way paved smooth in this country nowadays.
Hey, the DOT in Madison, WI looks like the freakin’ United Nations! No ID needed, and no-speaky-english needed either. Just waltz right in, go to the counter and get your first document so you can fake your US citizenship! Get a driver’s liscense and you’re on your way to all kinds of other frauds and freebies courtesy of the US taxpayers!