Skip to comments.California OKís driversí licenses for illegals
Posted on 09/13/2013 3:13:58 PM PDT by markomalley
The California State Assembly approved a last-minute bill allowing illegal immigrants to receive drivers licenses, a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown signaled he will sign into law, the Sacremento Bee reports.
This bill will enable millions of people to get to work safely and legally, Brown said. Hopefully, it will send a message to Washington that immigration is long past due.
This is a moment, members, that years from now youre going to look back on, sponsor Democratic Assemblyman Luis Alejo said in his closing remarks.
Alejo hopes to prevent illegal immigrants from getting arrested and having their cars impounded when police pull them over and discover they are both unlicensed and undocumented.
A 2012 study conducted by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, however, found that unlicensed drivers are three times more likely to cause a fatal crash than licensed drivers, and that impounding vehicles is the most effective means of preventing future deaths and costly accidents. A similar AAA study conducted in 2011 found that unlicensed drivers were five times more likely to cause a fatal accident, and more likely to flee the scene of the crash.
The DMV study particularly found that the higher risks associated with unlicensed drivers had not been affected by a 1994 law prohibiting issuance of licenses to illegal immigrants suggesting the risks are behavioral and would not be solved merely by licensing the unlicensed.
The DMV study noted that unlicensed drivers who are ineligible to become licensed under this law are just as hazardous as drivers who are unlicensed for other reasons. If they were truly safer drivers, it would be expected that their increasing representation among unlicensed drivers after the law took effect would be associated with a concurrent reduction in the fatal crash overinvolvement rate for unlicensed drivers as an overall group, which isnt supported by the study findings.
California law does, in fact, stipulate that police impound cars of unlicensed drivers for 30 days if drivers could not produce a form of I.D., proof of insurance and vehicle registration. But because illegal immigrants were more likely to drive while unlicensed than U.S. citizens were, the Los Angeles Police Department decided to ignore the law in the spirit of fairness.
Its about fairness. Its about equal application of the law, LAPD police chief Charlie Beck told a Los Angeles TV station in May.
One resident of Los Angeles County, Don Rosenberg, balked at the LAPDs decision. An unlicensed driver, who had been allowed to retrieve his car after being pulled over, killed Rosenbergs son in a 2010 car wreck and tried to evade arrest.
Its more important that people who are in the country illegally get to drive than it is that people who are here get to live, he told Fox News.
The licenses provided to illegal immigrants will feature distinguishing markings, which lawmakers say will at once prevent discrimination and satisfy unnamed federal requirements. California holds the largest population of illegal immigrants in the country and its budget deficit is a projected $16 billion.
Now they can vote “legally.”
I smell a Referendum.
So they will fail their drivers tests and still drive anyway.
Motor Voter Fraud.
How can I get one next time I’m in Kali ?? a spare license would be ideal... My name Juan Jiminez!
No worries - Brown and his fellow leftwing extremists have the state judiciary watching their backs.
Cue “Lowrider” theme music...
More senseless leftist gobble-de-gook from gobernador rayo de luna.
We have more than enough immigration, legal and illegal.
So why is immigration "long past due"?
And a followup declaration of “Unconstitutional” from the first judge that gets their hands on it.
It’s pointless to even try in California. Way too far gone.
You are correcto. The people working at the California DMV offices are union thugs. The illegals will walk out of the DMV office as registered voters whether they know it or not. The voter registration forms in California have two address fields. One address field is for where you live. The other address field is where your ballot will be mailed. Jose and Maria will be told to sign here, here, here and here. The ballots will be mailed to an address controlled by the SEIU thugs who will cast the votes in every election.
When they are arrested the will be able to get Illegal lawyers.
Kahliefornia LOONIES...ON SUCH A WINTER’S DAY.....
Will they have to pay for them, or will they be handed out free like the welfare and EBT?
I hate you california... I truly do.
sponsor Democratic Assemblyman Luis Alejo hopes to prevent illegal immigrants from getting arrested and having their cars impounded when police pull them over and discover they are both unlicensed and undocumented.
He hopes to prevent having ILLEGAL aliens arrested and having their cars impounded???? And he calls them undocumented workers to boot!
What a fricking A-HOLE! Luis Alejo... his name and party says it all! Protect the brothers from arrest and deportation so he can use them for fraudulent voting in order to keep him elected and take their $$$. Alejo is buying alien (Hispanic) loyalty and votes.
Thats no different in reasoning then giving a thief keys to a house or combination to a bank safe and justifying it by saying.... giving thieves access to what they need will prevent them from getting arrested or having to take hostages or kill people if they get caught making it safer for the the rest of us.
Luis Alejo and the rest of the dem clowns give a big FU to Kalifornia, the US immigration laws and those who work and play by the rules!
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