Skip to comments.Calif. bill would protect unlicensed drivers from arrest
Posted on 09/11/2011 10:06:28 PM PDT by SmithL
A bill loaded with immigration politics and potential implications for highway safety has landed on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
The legislation by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, would change police procedures at drunken-driving checkpoints, prohibiting officers from arresting drivers and immediately impounding their cars if their only offense is not having a license.
Supporters say the bill, AB353, would impose a consistent policy statewide - some agencies confiscate unlicensed drivers' cars now, and some do not - while keeping DUI checkpoints from being turned into traps for otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants who cannot obtain licenses.
"In most parts of California, you basically have to have a car," said Mark Silverman, director of immigration policy at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. "You have to be able to drive to survive, to get anywhere. Because of that, the truth is, immigrant drivers without licenses will be driving anyway because of the necessity. The towing of cars will not stop people from driving."
But for families who have lost loved ones because of unlicensed drivers, the bill would endanger everyone who uses the roads.
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Drivers Licenses are optional in California!
I used to love kalifornia. San Fran before the faggots, addicts and scum was beautiful. Now the state is infested with garbage. How sad.
This is incredible. "Otherwise law-abiding illegals"? Only in California, land of the dumb and the doomed.
The legislation by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo,
He is Mexican Cartel plant , here to keep the drug gates open.
Trying very hard....
Cedillo looks like some kind of freak from the U.N.
I bet that in any other state, the editor would burst out laughing at that choice of words, but since it's the San Francisco Comical in California, it probably just sailed right on by...
Hell, with or without. They're here illegally and driving drunk. Licenses aren't really the issue.
Immigrants can and do get driver's licenses. They take their green card to DMV, they take a test, they get insurance, and buy a car, and then they drive.
I think what you mean is those who are just taking a free ride at our expense while maintaining their citizenship to another country aren't able to get a free ride at these DUI checkpoints, so therefore this bill aims to fix that.
I hope that Moonbeam tosses this as fast as possible.
Calif TeaPartyers, if this passes join me in boycotting renewal of our drivers licenses.
Are there any Hispanic politicians in California who are loyal Americans, supporters of the laws they swore to uphold, and don’t think that they are Mexicans on a mission from God to reconquer the state for Mexico?
These people are a disgrace to the decent Hispanics who are good citizens and obey and uphold the laws.
It is time for them to rise up in revolt and oust these leftist, irredentist, ignorant pricks, and I don’t really care how they clean house, just that they do it and reclaim the State from these POS.
Kinda like law-abiding Congressmen.......IMO.
If only there was a place these illegal aliens could go where they would not be persecuted.
And so is auto insurance then, I guess.
“one-bill” Gill is at it again I see
Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles is fighting to increase DUI.
His bill will allow those convicted of DUIs and that have their licenses pulled, to drive.
Can we sue the DNC?
It’s not the government. Its a corporation.
I don’t want to pay taxes.
Can I just decide not too?
I don’t want to use curly Q lightbulbs.
Can I buy other kinds?
I don’t want Obama as President.
Can I have a different leader?
I’m in the country illegally.
Can I ignore that law?
Legal immigrants get licenses all the time. Without getting US citizenship.
ILLEGAL ALIENS are the ones who cannot get a DL in California.
This scumbag assemlyman is shilling for illegals.
Legal immigrants may buy insurance, but ILLEGAL immigrants do not. Why should they? Once they’ve caused an accident while driving drunk, they just run away from the scene.