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Illinois moves to grant licenses to illegal immigrants
Wasington Times ^ | 11/20/12 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 11/20/2012 3:43:38 PM PST by Nachum

Top Illinois state officials said Tuesday they’ll push to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants — a move backed also by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who for years stood as Democrats’ key impediment to pushing immigration in Congress.

State Senate President John Cullerton said he’ll try to pass a bill in the legislature’s veto session next week to remove restrictions on illegal immigrants getting licenses there, and Gov. Pat Quinn said he’ll sign it, if it reaches his desk. Both men are Democrats.

The move represents pushback after a decade in which states went the other direction, putting tighter restrictions on driver’s licenses after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The commission that investigated those attacks recommended stricter driver’s license requirements.

Illinois would become the third state to allow illegal immigrants to get licenses, joining Washington and New Mexico.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: illegal; illinois; immigrants; licenses
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1 posted on 11/20/2012 3:43:49 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

A dying, decaying republic, unable and unwilling to defend it’s borders. Sound familiar?


2 posted on 11/20/2012 3:48:04 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Nachum
This is out of control.

Break the law, and we REWARD you with the Benefits of U.S. Citizens, give you money, food, education, etc., all that are PAID FOR BY WORKING AMERICANS.

Put a $1000 bounty on the head of every Illegal, and we can save Trillions. PERIOD.

3 posted on 11/20/2012 3:49:23 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Nachum
Illegal ALIENS
4 posted on 11/20/2012 3:49:51 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Nachum

The regime is using illegals to crush us. They tried arming Mexicans (Fast & Furious) to run the border and take over Arizona, Texas and California (if they haven’t already). When they start issuing gun permits to illegals.. Game over.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 3:50:29 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: cld51860
That's what happened to Rome. Are we to follow Rome”s pattern?
6 posted on 11/20/2012 3:51:02 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: cld51860

Here’s the thing...if you haven’t figure out the scheme. You show up in one friendly state and get your license....although you are a foreigner. Well...you travel over to Alabama, move into a residence, and show up to the county office to switch your old license over to a Alabama license. The county office has to accept the Illinois license and swap-out. You can’t go and beat these guys on this game....you’ve lost at this point, entirely.


7 posted on 11/20/2012 3:51:08 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Nachum
Everybody seems to be missing the point.

Why would anybody need a "license" to peaceably travel from place-to-place anywhere in this country anyway?

8 posted on 11/20/2012 3:51:37 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: traditional1
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=f2b1e89390b5d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=f2b1e89390b5d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD

Free stuff for illegals!!!

9 posted on 11/20/2012 3:54:14 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: elkfersupper

Well, you need an ID to get on an airplane.

Then again, foreigners should have an ID or passport from their home countries, theoretically. Theoretically there should be no need for an American state issued drivers license. But liberals have a different mindset about these things.


10 posted on 11/20/2012 4:01:23 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: Nachum

Bath house Rahman and bath house Barry......may they both see the inside of a prison someday for a long, long time.


11 posted on 11/20/2012 4:02:34 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Nachum

Absolute evil criminal national insanity.


12 posted on 11/20/2012 4:02:34 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Well, you need an ID to get on an airplane. Then again, foreigners should have an ID or passport from their home countries, theoretically. Theoretically there should be no need for an American state issued drivers license. But liberals have a different mindset about these things.

I never said anything about ID.

The article is about driver licenses.

I have no problem with ID.

13 posted on 11/20/2012 4:03:27 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Nachum

They were protesting the secretary of state here in Michigan last week because she won’t give them licenses.


14 posted on 11/20/2012 4:07:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum

When you vote you have to show an id,so here you go .no hassle voting.These democrats are pure evil....


15 posted on 11/20/2012 4:12:08 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: angelcindy

Warned people that Obama would try to arrest the decline.


16 posted on 11/20/2012 4:19:16 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: Nachum

I’m sure they won’t require them to use it when voting though.

I love it when the Dems lie and use excuses like, “a driver’s license will make them safer drivers” like it’s true.

I hate liberals. I truly do.


17 posted on 11/20/2012 4:23:27 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: Nachum
The United States of America as a Constitutional Republic is finished. Our Constitution has been trashed. The enemy is no longer even pretending it's there.

Welcome to the New World Order of Amerika where everybody who wants to be one becomes a citizen, gets free government benefits, and perpetually votes Democrat.

This is nothing less than tyranny. Eventually all will be attached onto the chain gang except the elites who rule us. The only thing which remains to be established is if the elites will be Communist, Muslim, or simply vicious criminal cartels. This nation will shortly degenerate into the most horrible bloodshed imaginable as the waves of vultures start to pick over the pieces and the elites destroy those who resist them or those they don't need.

No wonder America is not mentioned in the Bible in the End Times. That's because we no longer exist.

18 posted on 11/20/2012 4:24:14 PM PST by Gritty (The can no longer can be kicked down the road. We're all out of road, there's only an abyss-Mk Steyn)
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To: Nachum

I don’t know that I have a problem with this, as long as the license identifies the individual as being a citizen of ?xxx? country.

There are endorsements on licenses today. Why not just have an endorsement for non-citizen?

The fact is that illegal immigrants drive on our highways. If they don’t have a license they are also not going to have insurance, and most likely will never have taken a drivers test.. Hell, they may be half blind.


19 posted on 11/20/2012 4:45:12 PM PST by babygene
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To: Fledermaus

“a driver’s license will make them safer drivers” like it’s true.

That’s the same logical error that led to the housing crisis: “Home ownership will make people responsible.”
Dubya saw the error and tried to correct it, but by that time the Democrats had their nose, neck, front end and stinking a** in the tent.


20 posted on 11/20/2012 4:51:06 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Nachum

So... Without an endorsement for non-citizens, doesn’t this make all the citizens of Ill’s drivers licenses ineligible for air travel using a drivers license?


21 posted on 11/20/2012 4:57:18 PM PST by babygene
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To: Nachum

So... Without an endorsement for non-citizens, doesn’t this make all the citizens of Ill’s drivers licenses ineligible for air travel using a drivers license?


22 posted on 11/20/2012 4:57:36 PM PST by babygene
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To: Nachum

They will all be right wing Republican voters, for sure.


23 posted on 11/20/2012 5:03:43 PM PST by heye2monn (A)
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To: SandRat

Football and food stamps.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 5:29:04 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: elkfersupper

The license is de facto citizenship.


25 posted on 11/20/2012 5:31:29 PM PST by Adder (Holy Crap! Now what?)
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To: elkfersupper

The license is de facto citizenship.


26 posted on 11/20/2012 5:31:39 PM PST by Adder (Holy Crap! Now what?)
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To: Nachum

I wonder if the parents of a child killed by an illegal driver with a valid license will have standing to sue the State, City, Mayor, Governor, and members of the legislature who voted for this bill?

I wonder how many such parents will take revenge on the politicians in the old fashion way?

Illinois/Chicago is going to be an interesting place to watch, from a far, safe distance.

Remind me to avoid Illinois like the plague, because it is.


27 posted on 11/20/2012 5:34:52 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

The only state in the country that is wholly opposed to its citizens being able (legally) to carry weapons to protect themselves and their families, but is one that has joined a handful of other states in granting rights and privileges to criminal invaders. We are sooooooo screwed, my friends.


28 posted on 11/20/2012 5:51:37 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Nachum

Granting driver licenses in such cases truly means that the person is no longer “illegal,” and this will thrill the huge liberal majorities in IL.


29 posted on 11/20/2012 6:18:15 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, they must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Nachum

If one of these bastards with one of these bogus “licenses” ever causes damage to my property or injury or worse to my family, I will sue the hell out of the state that issued them a bogus “license”.


30 posted on 11/20/2012 6:40:36 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: ought-six; BillyBoy; TheRightGuy

I live in Lake Co., Illinois, and my county’s sheriff, Mark Curran, is a Republican who supports allowing illegal aliens to get driver’s licenses. He said that many illegals have jobs, in IL, and they need to be able to drive to their jobs. Sheriff Curran told me that he might run, statewide, in 2014. I think that he’ll run for attorney general, and I hope that he’ll lose his primary. We shouldn’t have an AG who rewards law-breakers.

I hope that the legislature will pass a bill that states that, if an illegal alien wants a driver’s license, he or she should go to a DMV office, at a certain time. When they arrive, ICE agents would arrest them and deport them.


31 posted on 11/20/2012 6:43:22 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: Nachum

Obamanation Communism File.


32 posted on 11/20/2012 8:24:19 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: All

bttt


33 posted on 11/20/2012 9:11:16 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Nachum

After a few terrorists holding IL driver’s licenses are discovered they will clamp down —— NOT.


34 posted on 11/20/2012 10:01:15 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: Adder
The license is de facto citizenship.

That's another problem.

Wars were fought in this country over the right to peaceably travel from place-to-place using contemporary conveyances without having to show "papers".

35 posted on 11/21/2012 11:53:07 AM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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