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California Driverís License Program Hits an Unexpected Hurdle
New York Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2014 | IAN LOVETT

Posted on 03/04/2014 8:07:11 PM PST by moonshinner_09

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 driver’s 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 persuading 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.“I believe this license process is not secure,” one woman, who declined to identify herself, told state officials at an informational hearing here hosted by the Department of Motor Vehicles. “Is this a trap?”

“It’s not a trap,” said Ricardo Lara, the state senator who represents this working-class city, where more than 40 percent of the population is foreign born. State law guaranteed that their information would not be shared with other government agencies, like Immigration and Customs Enforcement, he said, adding, “Your information is protected.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; calif; driverslicenses; immigration
DMV begging lawless illegals please,please,please take our driver’s licenses and other handouts.The laws do not matter.. We ignore them .We will not share any unlawful information. You are with friends
1 posted on 03/04/2014 8:07:11 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
“Your information is protected.”

Can some one please post the "HA-HA" graphic. Thanks.

2 posted on 03/04/2014 8:10:24 PM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: upchuck
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3 posted on 03/04/2014 8:12:37 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: upchuck

Here I am ... one two three Main st .... come and get me.


4 posted on 03/04/2014 8:12:41 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: upchuck

“A native of Commerce, California, Lara attended Los Angeles Unified School District schools and graduated from San Diego State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and served as student body president.[2][3] He is currently pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Southern California.
A longtime Assembly staffer, Lara worked as Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Marco Antonio Firebaugh (D–South Gate) when Firebaugh served as Majority Leader. Lara later served as Fabian Nuñez’s district director during Nuñez’s time as Speaker. He then served as communications director for Assemblyman Kevin de León (D–Los Angeles).”

This guy grew up in The City of Commerce!!! I didn’t know Commerce had any “residents.” It was supposed to be a city of warehouses. Maybe that’s where his illegal parents “took up residence” when they snuck into the country years ago.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 8:19:52 PM PST by vette6387
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To: moonshinner_09; Tennessee Nana; Liz; TADSLOS; EXCH54FE; GeronL; Travis McGee; jimbo123; ...
RE :”It turns out that persuading 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.“I believe this license process is not secure,” one woman, who declined to identify herself, told state officials at an informational hearing here hosted by the Department of Motor Vehicles. “Is this a trap?”

Federal law requires states that issue drivers licenses to illegals, like here in Maryland and CA, must mark them differently so they cant be used as Federal IDs.

So their drivers licenses mark them as illegals.

They should be skeptical.

6 posted on 03/04/2014 8:22:02 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: moonshinner_09

“Your information is protected.”

7 posted on 03/04/2014 8:22:56 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: upchuck

I was thinking of the one from the Simpsons. But that’ll do :)


8 posted on 03/04/2014 8:26:02 PM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: moonshinner_09

duh. all this does is give the green light for more illegal invaders.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 8:26:42 PM PST by dadfly
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To: moonshinner_09
the deep and longstanding mistrust of the American government among this population.

That's pretty common in many populations.

/johnny

10 posted on 03/04/2014 8:27:07 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: moonshinner_09

Since they’re illegal, why give them legal documents? Why not just give them illegal documents? We could give them pretend licenses to drive. They get pulled over, and they get arrested on the spot for having illegal documents.

We get their fingerprints at the DMV, then plant them at local crime scenes.

Come on folks. Both sides can play pin the documents on the horses ass.

Even Obama wants to play.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 8:46:44 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Nothing to worry about, lets just make another another another another accomodation. People who break our laws deserve every consideration, and then some, that we can fling at them.


12 posted on 03/04/2014 8:47:18 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: moonshinner_09

This is all a lie. The US government knows where every single illegal is located. They all get sent tax return checks at the end of the year. And they all file because it is free money.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 9:23:55 PM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: moonshinner_09

14 posted on 03/05/2014 12:15:01 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: moonshinner_09

Unbelievable - let’s just let everybody in...


15 posted on 03/05/2014 12:37:06 AM PST by QBFimi (/...o.o/.o...ooo/...o.o...o/ooo/...o.o/.o/ooo.//o..o./.o.)
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To: moonshinner_09

They won’t get deported, probably won’t have to get insurance or just to renew registration then cancel and they will still hit and run. Its the CA way.


16 posted on 03/05/2014 2:17:07 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: moonshinner_09

ILLEGALS PREFER -—living off the grid. As in no vehicle insurance. As in being paid off the books. Not paying any taxes but getting thousands in phoney earned income tax credits.

They figure getting this California drivers license will put them into Gubbermint systems which will only give them headaches and maybe deportation. This is why these stupid thieves want amnesty. Then they cannot be deported or what have you


17 posted on 03/05/2014 2:24:56 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: sickoflibs
I hear Cali is adding a sweetener to the license deal......any illegal who shows a new Calif diver's license gets fellated by Jerry Brown on the steps of the Capitol. This is a continuation of Gov Brown's joint efforts w/ Obama to suckup everything in sight in order to get illegal votes for desperate Dems.

......convincing illegals who have spent decades avoiding authorities wanting them to willingly hand over their names, addresses and photographs to the government is no easy sell......

Plus sophisticated computer mining programs can uncover the same illegal using multiple licenses under several identities----each identity cashing multiple US govt checks, EITC refunds, welfare, food stamps, US, SSI, SS asylum checks, etc etc etc.

The Cali economy would collapse......if and when illegals stop cashing multiple US govt checks.

18 posted on 03/05/2014 6:21:35 AM PST by Liz
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