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Illinois Gov. To Sign Bill Into Law Allowing Driverís Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants
NBCNews ^ | January 27, 2013 | Nadine Natour

Posted on 01/27/2013 10:42:10 AM PST by Steelfish

Illinois Gov. To Sign Bill Into Law Allowing Driver’s Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants by Nadine Natour 01/27/2013 Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will sign a bill into law today that grants hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants the right to drive.

The new law makes Illinois the fourth state to allow driver’s licenses or permits for undocumented immigrants and comes ahead of President Obama’s expected announcement on a plan for comprehensive immigration reform expected on Tuesday.

Quinn and the bipartisan supporters of the legislation say the measure will improve traffic safety in the state. “This new law will ensure every motorist is properly licensed to drive. It’s the right thing to do,” a spokesperson for the Governor said in a statement.

For Illinois residents such as Eugenia Flores, a 41-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico, the new law could provide protection from criminal prosecution. Currently, if undocumented immigrants decide to get behind the wheel, a routine traffic stop could lead to fingerprinting and possible deportation.

“I’m a good driver,” says Flores. “But my kids get scared when the police stop me. They don’t want me to drive anymore. But I tell them I have to because who will take them to school?”

Proponents of the controversial law, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, count about 250,000 undocumented immigrants in the state who drive without licenses. These untrained and untested drivers lead to crashes and higher insurance costs for other motorists, with unlicensed immigrant drivers accounting for around $64 million in damage claims every year, according to the Illinois Highway Safety Coalition.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 01/27/2013 10:42:17 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

That’s just perfect.....more bennies to law breakers, let’s get em an “Obamaphone” and a 40” HDTV too.....


2 posted on 01/27/2013 10:55:41 AM PST by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Steelfish

Driver’s Licenses = Votes


3 posted on 01/27/2013 10:58:42 AM PST by Vaduz
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4 posted on 01/27/2013 11:06:35 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Vaduz

The Demoncrats knew exactly what they were doing when they pushed through Motor Voter.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 11:08:46 AM PST by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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To: Vaduz

**Driver’s Licenses = Votes**

The communists.. cough.. I mean democrats already rule with an iron fist in IL.

Yeah, they always want more votes, but it’s also more money for the state.

I’ve heard that idiot say “it’s the right thing to do” so many times it’s pathetic. That fool thinks that anything thing he believes in is ‘right’; he thinks he’s infallible.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 11:12:10 AM PST by Zuriel (Acts 2:38,39....nearly 2,000 years and still working today!)
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To: Zuriel

He thinks he’s infallible.It’s the way Emperors think.


7 posted on 01/27/2013 11:20:31 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: allblues

Agree the same in Ca and it took away many driving jobs.


8 posted on 01/27/2013 11:23:50 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Steelfish; Revolting cat!

Problem solved, they will have a “document”.

The dirty secret is they already have documents. Falsified but they have papers. Just like the pressydent!


10 posted on 01/27/2013 11:38:29 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Steelfish

LMBO!!
This simpleton Quinn certainly has his priorities straight!
This bill should really help pull Illinois out of bankruptcy!


11 posted on 01/27/2013 11:46:31 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Steelfish

How long do I have to move out. They might as well give my house to the wonderful illegal immigrants. What a terrific people, their real country is never named. Ever. As if they were born here. They weren’t. They are all citizens of another country.


12 posted on 01/27/2013 11:47:31 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Steelfish

Illinois and California are in a epic race to reach the dustbin of history.


13 posted on 01/27/2013 11:48:54 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Steelfish
Yeah, this assclown Quinn definitely has his priorities straight.

Illinois Credit Rating Downgraded; State Drops to Worst in Nation

14 posted on 01/27/2013 11:51:34 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Steelfish

Just wonderfull....Next up I guess the Obama regime will tell border agents not to stop any illegals but to make sure to give them their welcome basket with an pre-marked Democrat voter registration,EBT card, and Obama-phone.


15 posted on 01/27/2013 11:51:53 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Steelfish

WA State has been handing out drivers’ licenses to illegals for years. We also have motor voter. What I recommend is that all drivers’ licenses for illegals be stamped alien and be linked to a full set of finger prints, with a thumb print on the back of the license for a quick check. Also, each license should be accompanied with a prepaid insurance policy and would expire at the same time as the insurance policy. The alien would have to appear in person to renew the license.


16 posted on 01/27/2013 11:52:51 AM PST by Eva
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To: Steelfish

Id laugh if one rammed his daughters car.


17 posted on 01/27/2013 12:13:57 PM PST by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: Steelfish

I cannot believe Senator Bill Brady co-sponsored this bill.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 12:26:47 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: Eva
The alien would have to appear in person to renew the license.

In Ohio, we *regular* citizens have to appear in person to renew our licenses, about every 4 years. The photo is retaken. We still have eye exams at renewal time, too. I wouldn't want it any other way.

19 posted on 01/27/2013 12:29:18 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Steelfish

Democrats want the votes.


20 posted on 01/27/2013 12:35:50 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Steelfish

Illinois is beyond broke...and is - I believe - the state most in debt.

We all know that this move was to buy ILLEGAL vote. Let ‘em.

Illinois is doomed and they know it. However, they don’t know how doomed they are until they start trying to get the rest of us to pay for their liberal idiocy.

Sink into the libslime, Illinois...we’ll be there watching, laughing, and cheering.


21 posted on 01/27/2013 12:47:36 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: FamiliarFace

But for illegals, the license renewal would occur every six months to a year, depending on the expiration of their prepaid insurance policy.


22 posted on 01/27/2013 1:18:09 PM PST by Eva
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To: Steelfish

Illegal scam allowing Democrat party dependents to vote for the Democrats.

Republicans should be up in arms over this, except that they’re too intent on committing political suicide to take note.


23 posted on 01/27/2013 1:54:24 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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