Skip to comments.Immigration, license bill voted down in state Senate (WA)
Posted on 03/08/2011 9:31:32 AM PST by epithermal
A Republican-led motion to bring a vote on a bill that would have restricted driver's licenses access to illegal immigrants and attempted to stop other identification fraud was defeated Monday in the Washington state Senate, dealing proponents of the measure a major defeat.
In a procedural motion, Republicans asked the Senate to consider the bill, which had not been brought to the floor by Democrats, who hold the majority and control of which bills get a vote.
But the motion failed 23-25 in the waning minutes of a deadline to vote on bills in their chambers of origin.
Among the no votes was chief sponsor Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, but she said that she will take the issue to the governor.
"Nothing is ever dead in the Legislature. I'm going to go talk to the governor," Haugen said. "I'd ask the governor that she needs to stand and take leadership in this role. She needs to recognize what's happening in this nation."
Washington state is one of two states in the country that still let illegal immigrants obtain driver's licenses. New Mexico is the other state that still allows such practice, but lawmakers there are also considering bills to close the access.
Gov. Chris Gregoire has said that if the Legislature passed a bill dealing with driver's licenses, she would sign it.
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What else can you expect in Western Washington?
Washington state is one of two states in the country that still let illegal immigrants obtain driver’s licenses.....
Brought to you by the “Wing Nuts of Washington”....
How long has Washington been the receptacle for fleeing California liberals? When Washington is destroyed by liberals, Canada will have to build a wall.
Make Western WA and Northern OR part of Vietnam and be done with it. Then I can qualify as a minority that was born in Portland, Vietnam with all of the free stuff that comes with it.
Just the thief-leaders of the Democrats making sure they have enough thralls.
Democrats - Thieves (politicians, Soros, department heads), Thugs (unions, old media), Thralls (college students, black/hispanic voters) and Thickheads (college instructors, socialists, environmentalists).
From which they obtain the jury pool.
No surprise here. Sad, illegals getting licenses. We are one of two states that allow this and I recently heard New Mexico will probably be suspending this practice. The ‘rats know how to feather their nest for future elections.