Skip to comments.Illinois Gov. To Sign Bill Into Law Allowing Driverís Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants
Posted on 01/27/2013 10:42:10 AM PST by Steelfish
Illinois Gov. To Sign Bill Into Law Allowing Drivers 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 drivers licenses or permits for undocumented immigrants and comes ahead of President Obamas 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. Its 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.
Im a good driver, says Flores. But my kids get scared when the police stop me. They dont 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.
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That’s just perfect.....more bennies to law breakers, let’s get em an “Obamaphone” and a 40” HDTV too.....
Drivers Licenses = Votes
The Demoncrats knew exactly what they were doing when they pushed through Motor Voter.
**Drivers 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.
He thinks hes infallible.It’s the way Emperors think.
Agree the same in Ca and it took away many driving jobs.
Problem solved, they will have a “document”.
The dirty secret is they already have documents. Falsified but they have papers. Just like the pressydent!
This simpleton Quinn certainly has his priorities straight!
This bill should really help pull Illinois out of bankruptcy!
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.
Illinois and California are in a epic race to reach the dustbin of history.
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.
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.
Id laugh if one rammed his daughters car.
I cannot believe Senator Bill Brady co-sponsored this bill.
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.
Democrats want the votes.