Skip to comments.California Driverís License Program Hits an Unexpected Snag (Illegals don't trust govt)
Posted on 03/04/2014 11:51:32 AM PST by Second Amendment First
BELL, Calif. The auditorium was packed. There were single mothers, day laborers, grandparents pushing infants in strollers and teenagers interpreting for parents. All of them faced a potentially life-changing prospect: Within a year, California will start offering drivers licenses to immigrants who are living in the country illegally.
But one person after another stepped to the microphone and expressed fear that the licenses, far from helping them, could instead be used to deport them.
Last year, when California became the most populous state to pass a law permitting undocumented residents to obtain drivers licenses, advocates for immigrant rights were thrilled, saying it would allow people to commute without fear while also decreasing rates of hit-and-run accidents and uninsured drivers on the roads. Now those advocates are confronting another formidable obstacle: the deep and longstanding mistrust of the American government among this population.
It turns out that convincing immigrants who have spent decades avoiding the authorities to willingly hand over their names, addresses and photographs to the government is no easy sell particularly since the licenses will look different from regular ones, in ways that have yet to be determined.
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Good one, California, good one. Driving illegals underground and into the dark. Making them feel like they can’t come into the light and be part of the population. Ya know, intimidating them and making them fear the authorities.
If illegals do not trust the Government, why should I? If the illegals trusted the Government, I would not trust them anyway (Gov or illegals)
if it makes leftists feel better, we could just ask the crimaliens to register their guns.
(Illegals don’t trust govt) = SMART!
They have been driving and working for years without a DL. Why pay for one now?
Just like Concealed Carry Permits!!
I’m sensing some schadenfreude!
They should have done what my parents did...immigrate legally from their home country. My parents never had to look over their shoulder or worry about being stopped by the police. My parents also took the time to learn English so that they weren’t lost in a new world. But I guess that’s the old fashioned way of doing things.
Wasn’t the lieberal’s mantra ‘the.illegals coming out from behind the shadows’? Ehehheheheh. Cuidado...hermano grande.
Why should an illegal alien in California get a drivers license? If they get pulled over by a cop on California the rule of the four no’s apply:
No drivers license
No hay problema, hasta la vista amigo.
Funny. I could tell you countless stories told to me within the past week by my buddy LAPD cop where they were at crash sites in Socal and they just let the mexiclowns walk, even as they are illegals.
The irony is that the illegals actually APPLYING for driver’s licenses when it’s better to have none and not pay insurance.
Personally, I think gun owners have more to worry about...
Guess Cali will have to add a sweetener.
Any illegal who can show a new Calif diver’s license gets fellated by Jerry Brown on the steps of the Capitol.
This continues Gov Brown’s joint efforts w/ Obama to suckup everything in sight in order to get illegal votes for desperate Dems.
Yes, registration = deportation.
I can believe that the illegals believe it, but the idea makes me laugh. Especially in California.
Plus sophisticated computer mining programs can uncover the same illegal using multiple licenses under several identities----all collecting US govt freebies.
Yikes---the Cali economy would collapse......if and when illegals have to stop cashing multiple US govt chacks.
Illegals don’t trust the government. Finally, something we agree on.
Why don’t illegals trust a fellow illegal (Soebarkah)?
They’ve got 1 stolen SSN, while ‘Obama’ has 7 stolen SSNs.
Would you trust a man with 7 stolen SSNs?
You forgot the fifth one: no habla ingles. I think it goes in the fourth position in your list.
They see how the gov treats citizens and would rather stay in the shadows.
Would there be any benefit of other illegals stealing the cards off the good illegals.
Maybe an Illegal alien fugitive just waves one of these cards at law enforcement and the ICE agent doesn’t check their status.
Se no puede. Muchos dineros por la estado California. Pony up illegals-—your master Lieberals in Sacto demand it.
Only in America can a criminal stand at a microphone in a goverment meeting in front of cameras and media and tell that goverment,”If I get this license you will use it to catch me”. Irony anyone?
I’m surprised at this.
I assumed most illegals already have driver’s licenses and use them via motor voter to vote for Democrats.
I have always asked why the heck illegals would even want amnesty. Who would willingly sign up to be tracked by the government, pay taxes, and submit to obligations of citizens? They get free medical care, welfare, and any number of handouts already?
º¡Lo siento mucho, FReepadero, mas evidente que sus padres eran racistas!
in this neck of the woods, they have 3 0r 4 of em....along with a bundle of matching snap cards...
They’re safe as long as they are not caught voting Republican.
What is your suggestion to California then?
What happens to an American in the same situation?
jail time for gringo
Thanks for the ping.
The are learning. . .because; indeed; they should not.