Skip to comments.Tennessee has quit issuing driving certificates for illegal immigrants.
Posted on 02/24/2006 9:06:57 AM PST by Brian Mosely
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Department of Safety has announced it has quit issuing driving certificates for illegal immigrants.
As of late though, a lot of blue moons seem to be appearing since common sense stuff is becoming more prevalent.
It's great they are stopping this ill-advised program. But from a comment like this, you see it has the possibility of flying through the window on another day.
This was just coming into law about the time I was moving away from Nashville, and I remember the anti-GOP "racist" claims from the press.
It turned out that, despite the bold lettering on the card, businesses and government entities eager to transact with the holders ($$$) totally disregard the lettering and honor it as a legitimate ID anyway. Laws without enforcement only encourage corruption.
It has become an in-state joke of sorts that if a Tennessean has to renew their license at a station they should bone up on their Spanish if they wish to communicate with all the illegals lined up there. We also know going there means a whole work-day is blown due to the glut of invaders standing between citizens and the renewal of their licenses. Did I mention the motor-voter booth?
Add in the preference of most of these document holders to pick up a legit Tennessee license plate with it during their stay here and a whole new illegal magnet was born. As Freeper "I Still Care" suspected, many DUI accidents are being disproportionately caused by illegals (who shouldn't drink at all if they possess the Indian alcohol-intolerance gene trait). South Carolina reports that almost every case of DUI accidents where illegal aliens are at fault finds their vehicles sporting Tennessee license plates.
"It has become an in-state joke of sorts that if a Tennessean has to renew their license at a station they should bone up on their Spanish if they wish to communicate with all the illegals lined up there. We also know going there means a whole work-day is blown due to the glut of invaders standing between citizens and the renewal of their licenses. Did I mention the motor-voter booth?"
I renewed my license in NC the other week. Almost everyone there was either chinese or latino. Very few spoke much English. None of the employees spoke anything but English. It made the lines take twice as long as they normally do.
There were recent articles about how more than half of recent fatal accidents in this county involved Tennessee license tags, and most were DUI.......
you are so right
the left and some on the right claim racist over anything to do with any minority....
Good for them. Should of never done it in the first place.
Check out this article I just posted tonight.
Just did. Look up there...some people apparently used bad grammer (heh heh).
Your statistics are mind-boggling. Why don't we hear about this in the MSM? (Rhetorical question, of course.) I am absolutely stunned that this is so hushed up. Who is it that is profiting so much from the illegals that it is worth such a great cost in innocent lives and national security to them?
how the heck were they able to give them one in the first place? could you just walk in the door and ask for one? I know I needad 18 fomrs of ID and a phone call from my mom to get mine....
dammit? just exactly how did you get one there with NO PAPERS>???
And why isn't some public official or another being arrested for allowing it?
Driver's certificate program reopening
State had stopped program for legal immigrants after questions arose
By Associated Press
March 4, 2006
KNOXVILLE -- The state will resume issuing driving certificates to legal immigrants Monday.
The program was halted last month because state officials said they couldn't be sure the documents were going only to immigrants living in Tennessee.
Driver's certificates will be available only to people who have papers indicating they are in the U.S. legally. The state has indefinitely suspended driver's certificates for illegal immigrants.
"We're not sure if the program will be revised or scratched," said safety department spokeswoman Melissa McDonald. "The review is barely under way and may take several more weeks."
The program that began in 2004 was shut down by state officials after federal investigations found bribes to state license examiners and black-market shuttles bringing out-of-state immigrants to apply for the certificates. The state issued about 51,000 driver's certificates before the program was halted.
Advocates for immigrants say the change could mean more untrained and uninsured immigrant drivers on the road.
"With the certificates, people were prepared, tried to be safe on the roads and had insurance, but we're going to lose that," said Lourdes Perez, director of Hispanic Catholic Ministry in Knoxville. "Just because they won't be able to get a certificate doesn't mean people are not going to drive."
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