Skip to comments.D.C. Council backs driverís licenses for undocumented immigrants
Posted on 07/10/2013 7:12:33 PM PDT by markomalley
The D.C. Council voted Wednesday to provide drivers 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 citys 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.
In voting to authorize drivers 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 drivers 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 drivers 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.
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The District needs to have its "home rule" revoked. Friggin idiots.
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.
Cheh should be arrested for aiding and abetting criminals. Even this article says that the perps are in this country illegally.
Giving the country away one DL at a time.
how long before an illegal gets her job Mary M. Cheh . she’ll love that , undocumented immigrants ,it’s Liberal speak
no licenses for us citizen gun owners though...
So they’re “undocumented immigrants” and I’m a “Teabagger”?
“The D.C. Council voted Wednesday to provide drivers licenses to MEXICAN CITIZENS.”
The value of being a citizen is constantly being diminished.
undocumented immigrants=illegal alien
illegal alien = unregistered Democrat
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.
But citizens get fined if they let their license expire.
Maybe we should all become illegals.
When legal DC residents start getting rejected at Reagan National - the shiite is gonna hit the fan ...