Skip to comments.Some illegal immigrants may get drivers licenses under new California law
Posted on 10/01/2012 3:17:29 AM PDT by tobyhill
Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed into law late Sunday.
AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue licenses to illegal immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy. The bill requires the department to accept as proof of legal residence whatever document the federal government provides to participants in its deferred action program.
Cedillo said his bill will make roads safer while letting young immigrants drive to school and to work. His reasoning drew support from several Republican lawmakers, while other Republicans argued the state should leave immigration issues to the federal government.
"It is a victory for those who were brought here through no choice of their own, played by the rules, and are only asking to be included in and contribute to American society," Cedillo said in a statement.
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Insurance? What dat?
I guess we can also trust them not to lie when they fill out the motor voter registration portion of the form.
What’s the word for mayhem in Spanish? Allstate ain’t free and will be ignored by illegals.
Love that keyword “hispandering” ...
Sure fits what the Dems hope will bring in the votes for Obama.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s two big decisions Sunday on immigration bills illustrate the madness of trying to establish public policy when federal, state and local approaches are in conflict.
Brown decided that young illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria and qualify for a work permit program offered by President Obama can apply for a driver’s license.
Understandably, some folks think this is insane, and you can hear the echo: What part of illegal don’t you understand?
But for reasons that include a desire for cheap labor and cheap prices, illegal immigration is a fact of life. And many illegal immigrants drive without training, licenses or insurance, making it more dangerous for everyone on the road. So Brown isn’t just recognizing the fact that many illegal immigrants were brought to the U.S. before they knew what the word “illegal” meant; he’s also taking public safety into consideration.
But in his other decision Sunday, Brown seemed to cross to the other side of the immigration debate border. He turned back a bill that would have prohibited local law enforcement from working with the feds to detain suspected illegal immigrants, unless the suspected crimes were serious.
The bill was written because deportations have been up under Obama and families ripped apart by deportation, even though in the majority of cases, illegal immigrants are detained for minor offenses by local authorities.
Federal immigration reform.
Offer a path to citizenship to those who apply, abide by the law, and pay fines for breaking the law.
Deport those who don’t comply, secure the border, enforce the law.
Expand work permit programs to supply American businesses with temporary or permanent labor forces when necessary.
Invest a fraction of what the U.S. spends in the Middle East on economic development in Mexico.
Deport those who don’t comply, secure the border, enforce the law..Yeah,yeah.yeah. Been hearing this since 1986.. Enforce the laws and watch supporters be out in the streets protesting the same way how today they are out in public, proclaiming undocumented/unafraid. They all laugh at our laws.