Skip to comments.Ohio to grant driver's licenses to some undocumented immigrants
Posted on 04/01/2013 12:51:38 PM PDT by EBH
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio will allow some undocumented immigrants with temporary legal status the right to get drivers licenses.
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced the policy change early Friday afternoon, and Jose Mendez, 20, who was born in Mexico, was one of the first to benefit.
He got his license at the Parma BMV office at 4:27 p.m. He went to the office after receiving word from the Department of Public Safety about the new policy.
The Cleveland resident said in January that a woman working at the office turned him away after telling him youre not even supposed to be in this country.
The employee was not at the office on Friday, he said, and everyone treated him well.
The bureau directive should clear up statewide confusion at registrar offices. There were reports that some offices gave licenses to qualified immigrants, while workers at other offices, like the one in Parma, denied licenses.
Deputy registrars are now instructed to issue temporary licenses to qualified Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, after the applicants immigration status is confirmed through a federal data base.
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I don't do recreational drugs. I wish they would have explained how an illegal alien can be "undocumented" if they have "temporary legal status".
Well, as long as they're not going to illegal immigrants.....
With all of these illegal aliens now being given driver’s licenses, it’s time to repeal the Motor Voter Fraud Act. We don’t want any of the DemocRATS’ “sloppy” nonsense going on here. My vote is supposed to be “sacred”. I’d like to keep it that way.
the license says Male?
this is wrong on so many levels
What does the republican governor have to say about it?
>Leopold said the DACA program is for people who found themselves here through no fault of their own.
Do they think we are all stupid? Anyone old enough to get a driver license knows if they came here illegally or not. They were not infants when they got their backs wet crossing the Rio Grande.
Filthy criminals with facial piercings milking us for our tax dollars. Reload.
Traitorous scum politicians devaluing American citizenship on both Federal and State levels.
By not enforcing some laws, they discourage good people from from observing all laws. If politicians get to pick and choose, why shouldn’t everyone else? This pernicious attitude promotes growing social disorder.
Yes, yes it is....
These people are NOT "undocumented immigrants." They are ILLEGAL ALIENS. Calling them undocumented immigrants is like calling shoplifting an "undocumented purchase."
Has anyone tried this formulation of language play to screw up other sets of laws? How would it look?
More seriesly/seriously...how is it that the Obama Admin. can just make this "DACA" rule, and have it be "law of the land"??? No vote from Congress??
At least in Ohio, a temporary driving permit is significantly different from a regular driver's license. Here, the only people holding a "temp's permit" such as the "deferred action" illegals are getting are normally 15/16-year-olds...and under the circumstances, it's a good solution to the "edict", I think, since legal citizens holding temp's permits are usually not old enough to vote, and the "undocumented" will NOT be able to use the temp's for voting ID presumably...
As a bonus, there is no "discriminatory" pink stripe...and since this quasi-legal DACA status is by definition "temporary", then an identifiably temporary driving permit is probably the best solution until this Executive Order can be overturned/reversed in court. Meantime, it will save the State a lot of money in defending liberal group lawsuits.
Not that this helps the underlying problem of how all these illegals got here in the first place.
credit to GreenHornet for “undocumented purchase” line in previous post...Ohio “post of the day”, IMHO!
illegal foreign invaders.
Not here legally, citizens of another country, and have every intention to stay and not leave.