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D.C. Council backs driverís licenses for undocumented immigrants
Washington Post ^ | 7/10/2013

Posted on 07/10/2013 7:12:33 PM PDT by markomalley

The D.C. Council voted Wednesday to provide driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, restrict smoking outdoors and impose penalties on motorists who fail to yield to bicyclists, meeting for the last time before a two-month summer recess.

The council also voted 8 to 5 in favor of a bill requiring certain large retailers to pay employees a 50 percent premium over the city’s minimum wage, one day after Wal-Mart warned that passage of the “living wage” law would lead it to cancel plans for three of six stores planned in the city. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) is considering a veto.

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In voting to authorize driver’s licenses or formal identification to undocumented immigrants, council members set aside concerns that the measure could knock the District out of compliance with federal law. The federal government requires the states to vouch for the “lawful status” of those issued driver’s licenses and identification cards.

Council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3), who chairs the Committee on the Transportation and the Environment, did not waiver in her support of the measure. She said the bill will make life easier for an estimated 20,000 city residents who are not in the country legally.

“The importance of this bill to undocumented residents cannot be” overstated, Cheh said. “Without being able to get driver’s licenses, they may not be able to get to work. They may not be able to take their children to school or go to the doctor.”

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


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So be prepared for DC licenses to no longer be accepted as identification in airports. Also be prepared to have DC licenses rejected by other jurisdictions when a person changes residence. And so on.

The District needs to have its "home rule" revoked. Friggin idiots.

1 posted on 07/10/2013 7:12:33 PM PDT by markomalley
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Undocumented immigrants = future democrats = more food stamps = more medicaid = more rent subsidies = more heat subsidies = more aid to dependent children = demise of standard of living.


2 posted on 07/10/2013 7:15:19 PM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck, with 2014 House majority, he will be a dangerously socialist!)
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To: markomalley

Cheh should be arrested for aiding and abetting criminals. Even this article says that the perps are in this country illegally.


3 posted on 07/10/2013 7:16:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: markomalley

Giving the country away one DL at a time.


4 posted on 07/10/2013 7:17:30 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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how long before an illegal gets her job Mary M. Cheh . she’ll love that , undocumented immigrants ,it’s Liberal speak


5 posted on 07/10/2013 7:20:25 PM PDT by molson209
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To: markomalley

no licenses for us citizen gun owners though...


6 posted on 07/10/2013 7:26:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: markomalley

So they’re “undocumented immigrants” and I’m a “Teabagger”?

Obama’s America.


7 posted on 07/10/2013 7:27:54 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: markomalley

“The D.C. Council voted Wednesday to provide driver’s licenses to MEXICAN CITIZENS.”


8 posted on 07/10/2013 7:33:53 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: markomalley

The value of being a citizen is constantly being diminished.


9 posted on 07/10/2013 7:39:09 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: markomalley

undocumented immigrants=illegal alien


10 posted on 07/10/2013 7:41:27 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: eeriegeno

illegal alien = unregistered Democrat


11 posted on 07/10/2013 7:45:48 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: markomalley

The next terrorist will be an illegal immigrant given a drivers license by the DC city council.

After 9/11 these politicians double down on stupid.


12 posted on 07/10/2013 9:08:17 PM PDT by RginTN
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But citizens get fined if they let their license expire.
Maybe we should all become illegals.


13 posted on 07/10/2013 10:27:18 PM PDT by Cowgirl
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So be prepared for DC licenses to no longer be accepted as identification in airports.

When legal DC residents start getting rejected at Reagan National - the shiite is gonna hit the fan ...

14 posted on 07/11/2013 12:06:56 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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